Pasteurella multocida: Cause of subdural and paranasal sinus abscesses in an adolescent
13 December 2013
17 June 2014
28 July 2015 (online)
Pasteurella multocida has rarely been reported as a cause of brain abscess. A 14 year old child was brought to the pediatric emergency department with fever, headache and weakness in left side of the body. Investigations revealed subdural and maxillary sinus abscesses from which Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus sanguis were concurrently isolated. The case was successfully managed by parenteral ceftriaxone. History revealed frequent exposures with a pet dog. The present case underscores the importance of educating the pet owners, especially children about cross-over of bacteria resulting in serious infections.