Cardiobacterium hominis


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Car·di·o·bac·te·ri·um hom·i·nis

a bacterial species that causes endocarditis in humans. The type species of Cardiobacterium. See: HACEK group.

Car·di·o·bac·te·ri·um hom·i·nis

(kahr'dē-ō-bak-tē'rē-ŭm hom'i-nis)
A species found as normal flora of the human upper respiratory tract that causes endocarditis. The type species of Cardiobacterium.
See: HACEK group

Cardiobacterium hominis

(kăr″dē-ō-băk-tēr′ĭ-ŭm hŏm′ĭ-nĭs) [NL ]
A gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium. It is a member of the HACEK group of bacteria and is part of the normal flora of the oral cavity and upper airway. It is an occasional cause of culture-negative endocarditis.
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It is most commonly associated with a group of gram-negative bacilli collectively known as HACEK (for Hemophilus parainfluenzae, H aphrophilus, Hemophilus paraphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae).
corrodens is of the HACEK grouping of organisms, the other members being Haemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, and Kingella kingae.
On the other hand, HACEK (Haemophilus species, actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens and Kingella species) associated endocarditis has not been reported in patients with CIEDs.
Cardiobacterium hominis endocarditis: A case report and review of the literature.
Although rare, infective endocarditis is caused by gram-negative organisms such as the HACEK (Haemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, Kingella kingae) group, Bartonella spp.