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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2013; 4(1):55-57
    Clinical Case Reports Based Study | doi:10.1016/j.jcdr.2013.02.006

    Pasteurella multocida infective endocarditis in an immunocompetent patient complicated by rhabdomyolysis and permanent hearing loss

    Authors:

    Nino Mikaberidz a, Eric Y. Li b, Cynthia C. Taub b,*

    a Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY, USA

    b Department of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461, USA

    Abstract:

    Pasteurella multocida is an inhabitant of the oral cavity of a variety of livestock and domestic pet species, especially cats and dogs. The case reported illustrates a 60-year-old, immunocompetent female patient who presented with P. multocida sepsis and aortic valve endocarditis. This required surgical bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. Investigation also found infection-induced rhabdomyolysis and permanent hearing loss, both previously unassociated with P. multocida infection.

    Key words: Endocarditis, Pasteurella multocida, Rhabdomyolysis.