We would like to acknowledge Dr. George Samadashwily, who generously supplied the photographs.
Rat Bite Fever: Fever, Arthritis, and Rash in a 4-Year-Old Boy
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 767–768, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Lewis, B. K.H. and Vanderhooft, S. (2012), Rat Bite Fever: Fever, Arthritis, and Rash in a 4-Year-Old Boy. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 767–768. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01561.x
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
Abstract: Rat bite fever is a rare but potentially fatal Gram-negative infection that predominantly affects populations with exposure to rats, notably children. The clinical presentation is nonspecific and requires a high threshold of suspicion to elicit a history of rat exposure. We report here a case of a child whose diagnosis was made retrospectively but with good outcome.