[Uncommon site of Bergeyella zoohelcum. Apropos of a case]

Rev Pneumol Clin. 1996;52(6):387-9.
[Article in French]


Bergeyella zoohelcum is a Gram negative bacillus which can be found in several pathological localizations in man: leg abscesses, septicemia, meningitis. We observed a case of community-acquired pneumonia caused by Bergeyella zoohelcum. On history taking it was found that the patient was exposed to a dog which may have been the carrier of the Gram negative bacilli. The clinical course was long, one year, with persistent excavation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*