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Eikenella corrodens

Sunday 28 January 2007

Eikenella corrodens is part of the normal flora in the human oral cavity and upper respiratory tract.

It is most commonly found in the clinical setting of polymicrobial infections involving human bite wounds, head and neck infections, and periodontitis.

Pathology

- polymicrobial infections involving human bite wounds
- head and neck infections
- periodontitis.
- amniotic fluid infections
- gynecologic infections

References

- Kostadinov S, Pinar H. Amniotic fluid infection syndrome and neonatal mortality caused by Eikenella corrodens. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005 Jul-Aug;8(4):489-92. PMID:16235131