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

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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© Springer-Verlag 2007

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

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