Eikenella corrodens


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Related to Eikenella corrodens: Bacteroides corrodens, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Pasteurella multocida, Kingella kingae

Ei·ken·el·la cor·ro·dens

(ī'kĕ-nel'ă kōr-rō'denz),
A species of nonmotile, rod-shaped, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacteria that characteristically pits the agar under its colonies; it is part of the normal flora of the adult human oral cavity but may be an opportunistic pathogen, in pure or mixed culture especially in immunocompromised hosts.
[M. Eiken, 1958]

Ei·ken·el·la cor·ro·dens

(ī-kĕ-nel'ă kō-rō'denz)
A species of nonmotile, rod-shaped, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacteria that is part of the normal flora of the adult human oral cavity but may be an opportunistic pathogen, especially in immunocompromised hosts; member of the HACEK group.

Eikenella corrodens

(ī″kĕn-ĕl′ă)
A gram-negative bacillus that is part of normal oral flora. It can cause serious human infections, including abscesses, empyema, and endocarditis, among others.

Ei·ken·el·la cor·ro·dens

(ī-kĕ-nel'ă kō-rō'denz)
A species of nonmotile, rod-shaped, gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacteria; part of normal flora of adult human oral cavity but may be an opportunistic pathogen, in immunocompromised people.
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2) Thus, the finding of microaerophilic Streptococcus in this case is unremarkable in contrast to the rare isolation of Eikenella corrodens.
The bacterium Eikenella corrodens is a gram-negative facultative bacillus that causes opportunistic infections in humans.
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