Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae endocarditis: clinical features of an occupational disease

South Med J. 1997 Nov;90(11):1147-8.

Abstract

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is becoming more commonly recognized in humans and has the potential for significant morbidity and mortality. In this article, we describe one patient's clinical symptoms after occupational exposure to E rhusiopathiae and its sequela. We discuss the natural history of the organism, three major categories of human disease, and treatment options.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis
  • Erysipelothrix Infections / classification
  • Erysipelothrix Infections / diagnosis*
  • Erysipelothrix Infections / physiopathology
  • Erysipelothrix Infections / therapy
  • Food-Processing Industry
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis
  • Lung Diseases / microbiology
  • Male
  • Meat-Packing Industry*
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis
  • Occupational Diseases / microbiology*
  • Occupational Diseases / physiopathology
  • Occupational Diseases / therapy
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Swine*