Wound: Erisiphelothrix species – Shipped May 09, 2017
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
- Gram positive rods isolated from superficial sites can be significant causes of infection.
- Details of the clinical history can provide indications for increased risk for infection with certain species.
- Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is an unusual but significant cause of superficial and deep infection