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Listeria associated mural and valvular endocarditis in an alpaca.
|Title||Listeria associated mural and valvular endocarditis in an alpaca.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||McLane MJ, Schlipf JW, Margiocco ML, Gelberg HB|
|Journal||Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology|
|Date Published||2008 Dec|
|Keywords||Animals, Camelids, New World, Echocardiography, Doppler, Color, Endocarditis, Bacterial, Fatal Outcome, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeriosis, Male|
An alpaca presented for emergency evaluation of respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed weakness, pyrexia, and a grade V/VI left apical holosystolic murmur. Initial thoracic examination and radiographs were consistent with left sided congestive heart failure. Blood cultures, echocardiographic evaluation, and necropsy findings established a diagnosis of bacterial endocarditis associated with a Listeria monocytogenes infection. Left ventricular endocarditis is uncommon in ruminants, and to the authors' knowledge there are no other reports of L. monocytogenes being the causative agent in an alpaca.
|Alternate Journal||J Vet Cardiol|