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An Autopsy Case of Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae Endocarditis


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Title: An Autopsy Case of Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae Endocarditis
Authors: Yamamoto, Yoshihiro / Shioshita, Kei / Takazono, Takahiro / Seki, Masafumi / Izumikawa, Koichi / Kakeya, Hiroshi / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Tashiro, Takayoshi / Otsuka, Yoshihito / Ohkusu, Kiyofumi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal Medicine, vol.47(15), pp.1437-1440; 2008
Abstract: A 58-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with fever. The vegetation was confirmed by echocardiography on the tricuspid valve and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae was isolated by blood culture. The patient died due to heart failure, and tricuspid valve vegetation was confirmed on autopsy and the sample of Gram's staining showed Gram-positive microcolonies. Although about 60 cases of E. rhusiopathiae endocarditis have been reported, Japanese cases are extremely rare.
Keywords: Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae / endocarditis / rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22580
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.47.1150
Rights: Copyright (c) 2008 (社)日本内科学会
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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