Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

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Er·y·sip·e·lo·thrix rhu·si·o·path·'i·ae

a species that causes swine erysipelas, human erysipeloid, nonsuppurative polyarthritis in lambs, and septicemia in mice, and commonly infects fish handlers; it is the type species of the genus Erysipelothrix.

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

(ĕr″ĭ-sĭ-pĕl′ŏ-thrĭks) [″ + ″ + thrix, hair]
A species of gram-positive, filamentous bacilli that causes erysipeloid.


a genus of bacteria containing a single species; short gram-positive rods which show remarkable longevity in alkaline soils. Once the infection appears on a farm it is likely to recur.

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
the causative organism of swine erysipelas, which also infects sheep, turkeys and rats. Formerly called E. insidiosa.
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Contact with infected animals, their products, or their waste is usually the major cause of Erysipelothrix infections in humans.
Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics have been used in cattle to treat Erysipelothrix infections.
Penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics are used to threat Erysipelothrix infections in these animals.