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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 6 November 2015 > MISCELLANEOUS > Pasteurella multocida Infective Endocarditis

Pasteurella multocida Infective Endocarditis

Daisuke Yuji, Masashi Tanaka, Ikuo Katayama and Kenichirou Noguchi

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura City, Kanagawa, Japan

Pasteurella multocida, a Gram-negative facultative anaerobic coccobacillus, is a common oral flora of dogs and cats. P. multocida often causes infection in humans after animal bites and scratches, and human pasteurellosis is generally a locoregional infection. Systemic complications, particularly endocarditis, are very rare, except in immunodeficient patients. Endocarditis

caused by P. multocida can have severe outcomes; hence, surgical treatment is often required. Here, a case is described of endocarditis caused by P. multocida in a previously healthy patient with no history of animal injury, which was successfully treated with surgery.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:778-779

Pasteurella multocida Infective Endocarditis

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