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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2013|
- Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae