Case Report

Hemoptysis as the Sole Presentation of Pasteurella multocida Infection

Authors: DOTTIE A. SAZON MD, GUY W. SOO HOO MD, SILVERIO SANTIAGO MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Pasteurella multocida has been implicated as the cause of a variety of respiratory conditions (eg, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung abscess, empyema), but hemoptysis has been noted only in conjunction with other lung conditions. We report a case in which hemoptysis was the sole manifestation of Pasteurella infection. The patient was a middle-aged man with severe obstructive lung disease and exposure to cats. Diagnosis was made by bronchoscopy and high-dose penicillin was required for resolution.

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