M171-3

Wound: Erisiphelothrix species  – Shipped May 09, 2017

HISTORY

A simulated wound sample collected from a 38 year old pig farmer with hand wound was sent to category A and B laboratories. Participants were expected to isolate and identify Erysipelothrix species. No susceptibility testing was required

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M171-3

  1. Gram positive rods isolated from superficial sites can be significant causes of infection.
  2. Details of the clinical history can provide indications for increased risk for infection with certain species.
  3. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is an unusual but significant cause of superficial and deep infection

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