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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 209-210

A case of chronic osteomyelitis due to arcanobacterium hemolyticum


1 Departments of Microbiology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttaranchal - 248 140, India
2 Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttaranchal - 248 140, India

Correspondence Address:
R Prasad
Departments of Microbiology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttaranchal - 248 140
India
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We report here a case of chronic osteomyelitis, which appeared to be tubercular, from the clinical, radiological and histopathological points of view. But on culture an unusual bacterium, Arcanobacterium hemolyticum, was isolated and the patient responded to treatment with clindamicin, prescribed in accordance to the sensitivity reports.






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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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