Wound Infection and Sepsis Caused by
Arcanobacterium haemolyticum was first described in 1946 by MacClean et al. [cited in reference 1], who isolated it from U.S. servicemen and natives of the South Pacific. It is an unusual pathogen that occasionally causes wound infections, pharyngitis, sinusitis, and septicemia [2-7]. In addition, it has been documented as a rare cause of endocarditis and brain abscess [8,9], as well as the cause of a variety of zoonotic diseases [10]. Immunocompromised individuals or those with other underlying diseases [4] are most susceptible to developing A. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - March 5, 2016 Category: Microbiology Authors: Heather M. Smith, Inpamani Arul Tags: Case Report Source Type: news