First human case of severe septicaemia associated with Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. Capricolum infection uri icon

abstract

  • Introduction: The bacterium Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum is known as a pathogen in goats. There have been no reports on a zoonotic potential so far. Case presentation: A case of septicaemia and meningoencephalitis in a 62-year-old patient has been associated with infection by M. capricolum subsp. capricolum. No other infectious agent could be detected. Conclusion: Although it was impossible to identify the source of infection, coincidental contact with small ruminants or consumption of food products from goats during a tourist trip may have played a role

publication date

  • 2015
  • 2015