Cardiobacterium hominis


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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).
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.
Endocardio- graphic evidence Consistent with infective endocar- ditis but not meeting the major criteria (a) Source: (6); HACEK, Haemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae group; TOE, transesophageal echocardiogram.