Endocarditis caused by Streptococcus canis: an emerging zoonosis?

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We report a human case of infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus canis. Identification was carried out from positive blood culture using mass spectrometry and SodA gene sequencing. S. canis related zoonotic invasive infections may have been previously underdiagnosed due to inadequate identification of group G Streptococcus species.

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Correspondence to Guillaume Lacave.

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G. Lacave and A. Coutard are contributed equally to this work.

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Lacave, G., Coutard, A., Troché, G. et al. Endocarditis caused by Streptococcus canis: an emerging zoonosis?. Infection 44, 111–114 (2016) doi:10.1007/s15010-015-0809-3

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  • Endocarditis
  • Group G streptococci
  • Streptococcus canis
  • Zoonosis