J Pediatr Infect Dis 2014; 09(02): 115-118
DOI: 10.3233/JPI-140423
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Pasteurella multocida: Cause of subdural and paranasal sinus abscesses in an adolescent

Shalini Duggal
a  Department of Microbiology, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini, Delhi, India
Tulsi Das Chugh
b  Department of Microbiology, BLK Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi, India
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13 December 2013

17 June 2014

Publication Date:
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.