Eikenella corrodens


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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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Palabras clave: Eikenella corrodens; Patogenesis; Infecciones extra-orales; Diagnostico; Antimicrobiano.
Cases of monomicrobial Eikenella corrodens infection from a human bite have been found to cause a locally destructive lesion that was managed with local irrigation and broad spectrum antibiotics [6].
Kostadinov and Pinar, also from our institute, reported a case of neonatal death associated with Eikenella corrodens [12].
Eikenella corrodens is notorious for causing infection after oropharyngeal contamination (i.e., human bites).
Other organisms isolated from patients with this syndrome include Bacteroides, Streptococcus, Peptostreptococcus and Eikenella corrodens, with more than one pathogen being reported in a few cases (6).
Purification and characterization of lipopolysaccharide from Eikenella corrodens 23834 and Porphyromonas gingivalis W83
(1) Other bacteria such as Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Eikenella corrodens, Fusobacterium spp., Bacteroides spp., Capnocytophaga spp., Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp.
Ten putative periodontal pathogens, namely, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), Tannerella forsythia (Tf), Prevotella intermedia (Pi), Prevotella nigrescens (Pn), Eikenella corrodens (Ec), Campylobacter rectus (Cr), Capnocytophaga ochracea (Co), Capnocytophaga sputigens (Cs), Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), and Treponema denticola (Td) have been studied among various age and ethnic groups to find their association with periodontal infections [5, 6].
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.
Diverse microorganisms have been implied in the pathogenesis of periodontitis, like: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Tannerella forsythia, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Micromonas micra, Eikenella corrodens, Treponema denticola, and Campylobacter rectus, among other species (5).
denitrificans is more closely related to Eikenella corrodens (6, 19).