Streptobacillus moniliformis with features of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis identified by direct sequencing Journal Article uri icon
  • Rat-bite fever caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis is a rare infection that may be fatal. An adolescent male presented with multiorgan failure, negative blood cultures and Gram-negative rods in blood smear. S. moniliformis was identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing from the blood. He developed systemic hyperinflammatory syndrome resembling hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, for which immune-globulins and steroids were added to the antibiotic regimen and he rapidly recovered.

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    publication date
  • 2020
  • published in
  • Drugs and Drug Therapy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics
  • Additional Document Info
  • 39
  • issue
  • 12