Erysipelothrix

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Related to Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: erysipeloid, Listeria monocytogenes

Er`y`sip´e`lo`thrix

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n.1.(Microbiol.) a genus of non-motile, rod-shaped Gram-positive bacteria of the family Corynebacteriaceae. They are facultatively anaerobic and produce acid but no gas from glucose. Members of this genus are parasitic on fish, birds, and mammals, including man. The type species of the genus, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, causes erysipeloid in man.
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Hafez Investigation on the pathogenicity of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in laying hens" Avian Dis vol.
cases Zoonoses 15 (25) Coxiella burnetti ([dagger]) 5 Bartonella henselae ([dagger]) 4 Streptococcus suis 4 Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae ([dagger]) 1 Campylobacter fetus ([dagger]) 1 Nonzoonoses 45 (75) Enterococcus faecalis 6 Enterococcus spp.
De estos 44 aislamientos bacterianos, los mas frecuentes fueron: Arcanobacterium pyogenes (27,27%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (25%), Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (13,64%), Staphylococcus aureus (11,36%) y Escherichia coli (9,09%).
The causative agent for erysipelas is the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a gram-positive bacillus that is widespread in the swine industry.
The hospital laboratory found that the infection was caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
In research at North Carolina State University, composting swine mortalities (with wheat straw or peanut hulls as the bulking agent) killed off the Aujesky's disease virus (also known as pseudorabies), erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, and most of Salmonella.