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

Nino Mikaberidz, Eric Y. Li, Cynthia C. Taub

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-57
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Disease Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013



  • Endocarditis
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Rhabdomyolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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