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Erysipelothrix

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Walter F. Schlech III MD FACP FRCPC

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0038

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Schlech, W. F. 2010. Erysipelothrix. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Center, Head, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    The organism
  • 2
    The Disease
  • 3
    Treatment
  • 4
    Prevention

Keywords:

  • Erysipelothrix;
  • swine erysipelas-common infection in animals;
  • human infection with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae-incidental zoonotic infection of man;
  • Erysipelothrix spp.-facultatively anaerobic;
  • neuraminidase activity-higher in virulent than in avirulent strains;
  • cutaneous erysipeloid resolving spontaneously;
  • prosthetic valve endocarditis and valve replacement for cures;
  • erysipelas vaccine using live attenuated organisms-for immunizing proteins against veterinary infection