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Am J Ther. 2014 Nov-Dec;21(6):e204-6. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3182811ab1.

Empyema due to severe Pasteurella multocida treated with quinolone: a case report.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care, The University of Toledo Medical center, Toledo, OH.

Abstract

Pasteurella multocida (PM) is gram-negative coccobacillus that is commonly acquired through a cat scratch or bite. The standard antibiotic of choice for treating PM is penicillin. We present a case of PM empyema in a penicillin allergic 56-year-old female who has a history of contact with domestic cats and is known to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a chronic history of smoking. The patient was treated successfully with Levofloxacin as alternative treatment to penicillin.

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10.1097/MJT.0b013e3182811ab1
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