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Rodent living in bedroom infect teenager with rat-bite fever
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An extremely rare case of rat bite fever has been reported after a teenager contracted the disease from a pet rodent that lived in her bedroom. The 17-year-old was admitted to hospital with pain in her right hip and lower hip, doctors who treated her wrote in the online journal BMJ Case Reports.

Rat bite disease often goes undiagnosed and has only been reported 200 times in the US since 1839. It has been found in writings dating back 2,300 years and was regarded as a disease of the poor. More recently, it tends to affect people who work in laboratories or children with pet rats.

An extremely rare case of rat bite fever has been reported after a teenager contracted the disease from a pet rodent that lived in her bedroom. The 17-year-old was admitted to hospital with pain in her right hip and lower hip, doctors who treated her wrote in the online journal BMJ Case Reports.

Rat bite disease often goes undiagnosed and has only been reported 200 times in the US since 1839. It has been found in writings dating back 2,300 years and was regarded as a disease of the poor. More recently, it tends to affect people who work in laboratories or children with pet rats.



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