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Eikenella Corrodens

- Discussion:
    - facultative anaerobic gram negative rod - seen in human bite infections
    - staphylococcus aureus and streptococci remain the most common pathogens isolated from human bite wounds.
    - requires a special medium for growth in culture;

- Sensitivities:
    - it is sensitive to penicillin, 2nd generation cefalosporins, carbenicillin, tetracycline, and ampicillin;
    - cephalosporins provide inconsistent coverage;
    - it is resistant to methicillin (naficillin) and clindamycin, gentamicin, erythromycin, and to chloramphenicol;
    - it is resistant to oxacillin, methicillin, nafcillin;

Susceptibility of Eikenella corrodens to newer and older quinolones.

Susceptibility of Eikenella corrodens to penicillin, apalcillin, and twelve new cephalosporins.

Eikenella corrodens in hand infections.

Prevalence of Eikenella corrodens in dental plaque.

Susceptibility of Eikenella corrodens to newer beta-lactam antibiotics.

Eikenella corrodens as a cause of osteomyelitis in the feet of diabetic patients. Report of three cases.