Urinary tract infection caused by Eikenella corrodens.

  title={Urinary tract infection caused by Eikenella corrodens.},
  author={Michael Hombach and Hans R Frey and Gaby E. Pfyffer},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={45 2},
To date, Eikenella corrodens, a fastidious, gram-negative rod, has not been recognized as a causative agent of urinary tract infections. Until now the organism has been isolated from infective endocarditis, abdominal, joint, and bone infections (3, 7), human bite wounds (9), genital ulcers after traumatic orogenital contact (5, 6), and other sites (3, 7, 10). E. corrodens is part of the human oropharyngeal and probably intestinal flora (8, 10). In spring 2006, we encountered the case of an 83… CONTINUE READING


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