Arcanobacterium hemolyticum orbital cellulitis: a rare but aggressive disease.

Cat Burkat // Publications // May 01 2013

PubMed ID: 23128539

Author(s): Ramey NA, Burkat CN. Arcanobacterium hemolyticum orbital cellulitis: a rare but aggressive disease. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May-Jun;29(3):e69-72. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318272d480. PMID 23128539

Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 29, Issue 3,

The clinical presentation and course of orbital cellulitis in a young adult resulting from Arcanobacterium hemolyticum frontal sinusitis are presented in detail. This case illustrates the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for refractory and aggressive orbital cellulitis. A high level of suspicion for A. hemolyticum must be maintained in such cases, because it has proven to be a rare but aggressive, potentially occult, and life-threatening pathogen.