Pasteurella aerogenes hamster bite peritonitis

Alexandra F. Freeman*, Xiaotian T. Zheng, Jerome C. Lane, Stanford T. Shulman

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Pasteurella multocida has been reported to cause peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis after a cat bite or scratch to the catheter. We report a teenager with hamster bite peritonitis caused by P. aerogenes, an organism predominantly isolated from swine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004


  • Hamster bite
  • Pasteurella infections
  • Peritonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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