European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

, Volume 26, Issue 9, pp 663–666

A fatal case of Arcanobacterium pyogenes endocarditis in a man with no identified animal contact: case report and review of the literature

  • M. Plamondon
  • G. Martinez
  • L. Raynal
  • M. Touchette
  • L. Valiquette
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10096-007-0354-9

Cite this article as:
Plamondon, M., Martinez, G., Raynal, L. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2007) 26: 663. doi:10.1007/s10096-007-0354-9

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Plamondon
    • 1
  • G. Martinez
    • 2
  • L. Raynal
    • 2
  • M. Touchette
    • 3
  • L. Valiquette
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec-Laboratoire de Santé Publique du QuébecSainte-Anne-de-BellevueCanada
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada