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Rat-bite Fever

  • Rat-bite Fever
    Rat bite fever is an acute, rare disease caused primarily by the bacterium Streptobacillus moniliformis. In some parts of the world, particularly Asia, another bacterium Spirillum minus causes spirillary rat bite fever. It is most commonly caused by rat bites, yet may be caused by the bite of any rodents. It can also be transmitted throughout food or water that is contaminated with rat feces or urine. It was first reported in the U.S. in 1839. Both the spirillary and streptobacillary forms affect mainly people who live in cities in crowded conditions, as well as biomedical laboratory personnel. Since rats have become popular pets, children now account for more than 50% of cases in the U.S.
  • Rat-bite Fever

    Symptoms of the streptobacillary form include recurrent fever, chills, rash, and arthralgias. S. moniliformis is difficult to grow in culture and requires specific media and incubation conditions. Rat-bite fever is treated with antibiotics (penicillin or tetracyclines for 7-14 days). Erythromycin 500 milligrams might be administered to people who are allergic to penicillin. Doxycycline 100 milligrams every 12 hours for 14 days is an alternative form of treatment. People that handle rats or clean their cages should wear protective gloves, wash their hands after contact, and avoid hand-to mouth contact. 

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