Native valve endocarditis caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in an immunocompetent individual


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KAYA S. , GENCALIOGLU E., YILDIRIM S. S. , ALTUN G. , YILMAZ G. , KOKSAL I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.62, pp.1911-1913, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1099/jmm.0.059931-0
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1911-1913

Abstract

Infective endocarditis is a very rare clinical form caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. It is rarely seen in immunocompetent individuals. Even after surgery it may entail mortality rates as high as 30-40 %. This report describes a case of native valve endocarditis caused by E. rhusiopathiae and cured with crystallized penicillin G and surgery.