Streptobacillary rat-bite fever: a pediatric problem.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of streptobacillary rat-bite fever in an 11-year-old boy from rural North Carolina is described. The child's clinical course was unique in that he developed a subglottic mass and bilateral parotid swelling. He responded initially to tetracycline but relapsed after therapy. Cure was ultimately achieved with a three-week course of penicillin. A review of the literature concerning this unusual clinical entity is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raffin, BJ; Freemark, M

Published Date

  • August 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 214 - 217

PubMed ID

  • 112571

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States