Rat-bite fever

What is Rat-bite fever?

Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a systemic bacterial zoonosis occurring in individuals that have been bitten or scratched by <i>Streptobacillus moniliformis</i> or <i>Spirillum minus</i>-infected rats and characterized by high fever, a rash on the extremities, and arthralgia.

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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