First human case of severe septicaemia associated with Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. Capricolum infection
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Heller, M., Schwarz, R., Noe, G., Jores, J., Fischer, A., Schubert, E. and Sachse, K. 2015. First human case of severe septicaemia associated with Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. Capricolum infection. JMM Case Reports
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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.