|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 49
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and contact with snow crab
Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Osun State, Nigeria
|Date of Submission||23-Sep-2019|
|Date of Decision||05-Oct-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||15-Oct-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Dec-2019|
PhD Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae and contact with snow crab. Can J Rural Med 2020;25:49
We read the report by Wilson et al. with great interest. The case is a patient who is a crab fisherman and butcher. Wilson et al. mentioned snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) as a known carrier of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. In general, E. rhusiopathiae is observable in several animals. In the present case, the patient might have got the pathogen from other sources, because the patient is a fisherman and had the opportunity to be in contact with many animals. Regarding snow crab (C. opilio), there is no report that it is a common source of E. rhusiopathiae. Indeed, crab is a rare possible source of E. rhusiopathiae. A good example is the report by Ognibene et al. Nevertheless, there has never been any previous case report of E. rhusiopathiae infection due to C. opilio contact according to the literature, after a search on PubMed. Finally, Wilson et al. noted that “the organism has been reported as infecting humans and other animals since the late 19th century.” The first confirmation that this pathogen causes human disease is by Rosenbach in 1909, which is in the 20th century.,
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