Infectious Disease Compendium

Rat Bite Fever

Diagnosis

Fever after a rat bite. You couldn't figure that out without me telling you?

Epidemiologic Risks

Getting done bit by a rat.

Microbiology

Streptobacillus moniliformis (US and Europe) or Spirillum minus (Asia).

Empiric Therapy

See each bug.

Pearls

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Rat-bite 026.9; Spirillum minor or minus 026.0; Streptobacillus moniliformis 026.1.