A Case of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection with Canine-associated Pasteurella canis in a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease DD03-DD04
Dr. Sevitha Bhat,
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University,
Manipal, LHH Road, Mangalore- 575 001, India.
This is the report of lower respiratory tract infection with Pasteurella canis in a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient with history of casual exposure to cats. Pasteurella species are part of the oral and gastrointestinal flora in the canine animals. These organisms are usually implicated in wound infection following animal bites, but can also be associated with a variety of infections including respiratory tract infections.