JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.62, pp.1911-1913, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
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.