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Acute peritonsillar abscess caused by Arcanobacterium haemolyticum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1479262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient is reported with a peritonsillar abscess yielding Arcanobacterium haemolyticum. This appears to be only the fifth such case described in the medical literature and the first from Europe. The organism has been reported as an occasional cause of tonsillopharyngitis with rash, resembling infection with Streptococcus pyogenes but often unresponsive to penicillin therapy. A. haemolyticum easily passes unrecognized in bacteriological cultures as a result of its slow growth, coryneform appearance in the Gram's stain and weak haemolytic activity on conventional laboratory media.
M Barnham; R A Bradwell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-11     Completed Date:  1993-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1000-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Microbiology, Harrogate General Hospital, North Yorkshire.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods*
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
Peritonsillar Abscess / microbiology*

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