Native valve endocarditis caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in an immunocompetent individual


KAYA S., Gencalioglu E., Yildirim S. S. , ALTUN G., YILMAZ G., Koksal I.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.62, ss.1911-1913, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 62
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1099/jmm.0.059931-0
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1911-1913

Özet

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.