Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae endocarditis diagnosed by broad range 16s rRNA PCR gene sequencing

A. Balkhair*, H. Al Lawati, M. Al Riyami, T. Alameddine, M. Al Amin, Badriya Al'Adawi

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Abstract

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (E. rhusiopathiae) is a rare occupational opportunistic Gram-positive bacillus. Infections caused by E. rhusiopathiae are principally a sequel of occupational and recreational exposures to infected animals. Infective endocarditis is a classic, albeit it infrequent, manifestation of invasive infection with this bacterium. We present a case of E. rhusiopathiae mitral valve endocarditis in a farmer with psoriasis presented with acute intractable heart failure requiring valve replacement surgery. E. rhusiopathiae was identified by 16S rRNA-based gene sequencing from culture-negative, surgically excised mitral valve leaflets.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00584
JournalIDCases
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • 16S r RNA
  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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