Infect Chemother.  2012 Dec;44(6):481-484. 10.3947/ic.2012.44.6.481.

Two Cases of Invasive Infections Caused by Arcanobacterium haemolyticum in Immunocompetent Adult

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Dongguk College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Dongguk College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Dongguk College of Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea. rocky@dumc.or.kr

Abstract

Arcanobacterium haemolyticum is a gram-positive bacillus that is most commonly implicated in pharyngitis and infections of the skin and soft tissue. Systemic and deep-seated infections caused by this organism are rarely reported in the literature. Recently, we encountered two cases of invasive infections caused by A. haemolyticum. We describe two cases, one with vertebral osteomyelitis with an epidural abscess and the other with a buttock abscess with bacteremia.

Keyword

Invasive infection; Arcanobacterium haemolyticum
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