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

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.

authors

Drekonja DM

doi

10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.07.002

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Has Abstract

pub_date

2013-11-01 00:00:00

pages

280-1

issue

3

eissn

0732-8893

issn

1879-0070

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S0732-8893(13)00395-7

journal_volume

77

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