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Eikenella corrodens

Sunday 18 December 2005

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. On rare occasions, E. corrodens has been reported as a cause of gynecologic infections.

Synopsis

- polymicrobial infections involving human bite wounds
- head and neck infections
- periodontitis
- gynecologic infections
- chorioamnionitis of the placenta

See also

- female genital tract
- amniotic fluid 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