Student AuthorsEmily Vicks
UMass Chan AffiliationsT.H. Chan School of Medicine
Document TypeCase Report
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AbstractThe authors report the case of a 45-year-old male with history of human immunodeficiency virus who presented unresponsive and with injuries to his hands after spending a night on a lakeside beach. During his hospitalization, he developed a fever with arthralgias and was initially thought to have calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease before a diagnosis of Rat Bite Fever was ultimately discovered. He was successfully treated with six-weeks of ceftriaxone. The authors discuss the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of Rat Bite Fever.
SourceBougioukas L, Vicks E, Hale AJ, Dejace J, Bullis S. Rat bite fever in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus. IDCases. 2022 Jun 6;29:e01526. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2022.e01526. PMID: 35693327; PMCID: PMC9184550.
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