Streptobacillus moniliformis

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Streptobacillus moniliformis
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Fusobacteria
Genus: Streptobacillus
Species: S. moniliformis
Binomial name
Streptobacillus moniliformis

Streptobacillus moniliformis is a species of bacteria. It is gram-negative, long and thin bacteria. It is associated with "rat-bite fever" in humans.[1]


Treatment includes penicillin and doxycycline.


  1. ^ Elliott, S. P. (11 January 2007). "Rat Bite Fever and Streptobacillus moniliformis". Clinical Microbiology Reviews 20 (1): 13–22. doi:10.1128/CMR.00016-06. PMC 1797630. PMID 17223620. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Banerjee, Priya; Ali, Zabiullah; Fowler, David (9 February 2011). "Rat Bite Fever, a Fatal Case of Streptobacillus moniliformis Infection in a 14-Month-Old Boy". Forensic Sciences 56 (2): 531-533. doi:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010.01675.x.