Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis: A case of rat bite fever

Po Lin Chen, Nan Yao Lee, Jing Jou Yan, Yu Jen Yang, Hung Mo Chen, Chia Ming Chang, Hsin Chun Lee, Nai Ying Ko, Chao Han Lai, Wen Chien Ko

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Abstract

We report a case of rat bite fever caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis in Taiwan. It manifested as prosthetic valve endocarditis, which was cured by cardiac valve replacement and antimicrobial therapy. The DNA sequence of the 16S rRNA gene of S. moniliformis was detected in valve specimens by PCR and nucleotide sequencing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3125-3126
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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