Fiebre por mordedura de rata: Reporte de un caso probable en el Hospital Regional del Cuzco

Fiebre por mordedura de rata: Reporte de un caso probable en el Hospital Regional del Cuzco.
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Fiebre por mordedura de rata: Reporte de un caso probable en el Hospital Regional del Cuzco.

4 year old patient was admitted to the Emergency Department of Hospital Regional de Cusco with 17 days history of a rat bite. One week later, the patient developed fever and rash, which lasted for 3 days. Fever, an abscess on the forehead with lymphangitis, and cervical lymphadenopathy were observed...

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Journal Title: Revista Medica Herediana
Main Author: Miguel CABADA SAMAME
Other Authors: Rosa CONDE SUMIRE;
Sara GONZALES PORTILLO;
Eduardo GOTUZZO HERENCIA
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Language: Spanish
Get full text: http://www.upch.edu.pe/vrinve/dugic/revistas/index.php/RMH/article/view/770
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Revista Medica Herediana; Vol 14, No 1 (Year 2003).
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20453/rmh.v14i1.770
Publisher: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Usage rights: Reconocimiento (by)
Subjects: Applied Sciences --> Medicine, General & Internal
Abstract: 4 year old patient was admitted to the Emergency Department of Hospital Regional de Cusco with 17 days history of a rat bite. One week later, the patient developed fever and rash, which lasted for 3 days. Fever, an abscess on the forehead with lymphangitis, and cervical lymphadenopathy were observed on admission. The VDRL test was positive but FTA-Abs was negative. He was diagnosed of rat bite fever and treated with IV penicillin G with a favorable response. The case is discussed and pertinent literature is reviewed.