Erysipelothrix bacteremia without endocarditis: Rare event or under-reported occurrence?

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Abstract

A patient presented with inflamed hands and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacteremia. Because a high incidence of endocarditis has been reported with this organism, a transesophageal echocardiogram was obtained, which was normal. Treatment with oral moxifloxacin resolved all manifestations of illness. The association between E. rhusiopathiae bacteremia and endocarditis may be spurious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-281
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
  • Zoonoses

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