Actinomyces Orbital Osteomyelitis in the Setting of Multiple Myeloma and Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis

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Title Actinomyces Orbital Osteomyelitis in the Setting of Multiple Myeloma and Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis
Creator Katherine S. Hu, Sangeeta Khanna
Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Abstract Actinomyces is a genus of filamentous, branching gram-positive bacteria that are commensal organisms in the oral cavity, although they may become invasive in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients (1). Infection may extend from cervicofacial foci along tissue planes, through the foramina or directly through bone, yet Actinomyces is a rare cause of orbital infection (2-4). We describe a patient with orbital osteomyelitis and vision loss in the setting of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), a poorly understood disease process that has been linked to Actinomyces osteomyelitis.
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Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Date 2019-09
Type Text
Source Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, March 2019, Volume 39, Issue 1
Language eng
Rights Management © North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publication Type Journal Article
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Setname ehsl_novel_jno
Date Created 2020-09-22
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1595774
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x11xg2