A dangerous hobby? Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacteremia most probably acquired from freshwater aquarium fish handling.

Asimaki, E; Nolte, O; Overesch, Gudrun; Strahm, C (2017). A dangerous hobby? Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacteremia most probably acquired from freshwater aquarium fish handling. Infection, 45(4), pp. 557-562. Springer-Medizin-Verlag 10.1007/s15010-016-0966-z

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Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a facultative anaerobic Gram-positive rod that occurs widely in nature and is best known in veterinary medicine for causing swine erysipelas. In humans, infections are rare and mainly considered as occupationally acquired zoonosis. A case of E. rhusiopathiae bacteremia most likely associated with home freshwater aquarium handling is reported. The route of transmission was probably a cut with the dorsal fin of a dead pet fish. A short review of clinical presentations, therapeutic considerations and pitfalls of E. rhusiopathiae infections in humans is presented.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Overesch, Gudrun

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0300-8126

Publisher:

Springer-Medizin-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gudrun Overesch

Date Deposited:

01 Jun 2017 11:09

Last Modified:

28 Jul 2017 01:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s15010-016-0966-z

PubMed ID:

27873166

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.98641

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98641

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