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Eikenella corrodensas a cause of recurrent and persistent infections of the head and neck

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Otolaryngology
0196-0709
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0196-0709(86)80018-7
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Four patients had Eikenella corrodens infections involving the head and neck in different ways. The organism is discussed as a pathogen in mixed infections and as the predominant organism in other processes. As part of the resident microflora of mucous membrane surfaces, it is an important potential pathogen in a number of otolaryngologic clinical settings. Careful microbiological culturing and susceptibility testing reveal the causative organism and guide the antibiotic therapy.

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