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Rat bite fever: fever, arthritis, and rash in a 4-year-old boy



Rat bite fever: fever, arthritis, and rash in a 4-year-old boy



Pediatric Dermatology 29(6): 767-768



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.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01561.x



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