A fatal case of Arcanobacterium pyogenes endocarditis in a man with no identified animal contact: case report and review of the literature
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- Plamondon, M., Martinez, G., Raynal, L. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2007) 26: 663. doi:10.1007/s10096-007-0354-9
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Arcanobacterium pyogenes is a rare cause of infection in humans, mostly related to living in rural areas and to contacts with animals. We describe a case of fatal Arcanobacterium pyogenes endocarditis, confirmed by DNA sequencing, in a patient without typical epidemiological exposure.