Septic arthritis due to Arcanobacterium haemolyticum

Goyal, R.; Singh, N. P.; Mathur, M.
January 2005
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2005, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
journal article
Diphtheroids or "coryneform" bacilli are usually considered to be nonpathogenic "normal flora" of human skin and mucous membranes. Because bacterial cultures are frequently contaminated with these organisms the correct diagnosis and treatment may be delayed by the failure to recognize serious infections caused by them. Few confirmed cases of orthopaedic infections due to Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection have been reported, partly because of inadequate identification of this bacterium. We report a case of septic arthritis due to A. haemolyticum.


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