Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient


Meric M. , Ozcan S. K.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.61, ss.450-451, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1099/jmm.0.033530-0
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.450-451

Özet

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.