Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: an occupational pathogen.

  title={Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: an occupational pathogen.},
  author={Annette C. Reboli and W E Farrar},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={2 4},
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a nonsporulating, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium which was identified more than 100 years ago as the etiologic agent of swine erysipelas. Since then, it has been found to cause infection in several dozen species of mammals and other animals. Humans become infected through exposure to infected or contaminated animals or animal products. By far the most common type of human infection is a localized, self-limited cutaneous lesion, erysipeloid. Diffuse cutaneous… CONTINUE READING


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