Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Infective endocarditis caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. A case report

Maciej Grabowski, Michał Cybulski, Jacek Szostek, Janina Stępińska
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):142-144.
Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infectious disease, which leads to death when is untreated. In most cases IE is caused by typical bacteria. IE caused by atypical bacteria is rare. In this paper, we describe a female patient with IE caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (ER). Due to inflammation and leaflets' damage she underwent double-valve implantation (aortic and mitral ones). A long-term antibiotic therapy was given with good outcome. We also describe the organism, types of human diseases caused by ER and treatment options.

Abstract

Abstract: Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infectious disease, which leads to death when is untreated. In most cases IE is caused by typical bacteria. IE caused by atypical bacteria is rare. In this paper, we describe a female patient with IE caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (ER). Due to inflammation and leaflets' damage she underwent double-valve implantation (aortic and mitral ones). A long-term antibiotic therapy was given with good outcome. We also describe the organism, types of human diseases caused by ER and treatment options.
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Keywords

infective endocarditis - erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae - erysipelas

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Title

Infective endocarditis caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. A case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 2 (2004)

Pages

142-144

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):142-144.

Keywords

infective endocarditis - erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae - erysipelas

Authors

Maciej Grabowski
Michał Cybulski
Jacek Szostek
Janina Stępińska

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