Haemophilus aphrophilus


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Hae·moph·i·lus aph·roph·'i·lus

a bacterial species found in the blood and, rarely, on the heart valve as a cause of endocarditis.

Haemophilus aphrophilus

A species that often colonizes the upper respiratory tract but may occasionally cause endocarditis, brain abscesses, meningitis, or osteomyelitis.
See also: Haemophilus
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28] Haemophilus aphrophilus is present in low proportion in the subgingival plaques and play a role not clear in advanced periodontal disease.
Haemophilus aphrophilus bacteraemia complicated with vertebral osteomyelitis and spinal epidural abscess in a patient with liver cirrhosis.
Tongue or oral piercing can cause Ludwig's angina (2,9,10) or may be complicated by normal oral flora, such as Haemophilus aphrophilus, as in this case.