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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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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.
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is better known as a veterinary pathogen than a human pathogen.
Clinical findings, gross necropsy changes, cytology, histopathology, and bacterial culture confirmed systemic disease caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.