Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient


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Meric M. , Ozcan S. K.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.61, no.3, pp.450-451, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1099/jmm.0.033530-0
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-451

Abstract

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a Gram-positive bacillus that causes infections primarily in animals. In humans, this bacterium usually causes localized cutaneous infections called erysipeloid. Here we report a case of pneumonia with isolation of E. rhusiopathiae from bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a pneumonia case caused by E. rhusiopathiae confirmed by culture.