Charles G. Prober, MD

Publication Details

  • EIKENELLA-CORRODENS EMPYEMA IN CHILDREN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DISEASES OF CHILDREN STJOHN, M. A., BELDA, A. A., Matlow, A., Prober, C. G. 1981; 135 (5): 415-417

    Abstract:

    Eikenella corrodens is a slow-growing, Gram-negative, facultative, anaerobic organism that is normally found among oropharyngeal flora. Its isolation as a pathogen is increasingly being reported. Although well documented in the literature on adults, few cases of E corrodens infection have been reported in children. We describe two children with E corrodens pneumonia and empyema. In one, infection was mixed, but in the other the organism was isolated in pure culture. Both patients recovered after therapy with a combination of an antibiotic active in vitro against the organism, and surgical drainage. The diagnosis, bacteriology, and evidence for potential pathogenicity of the organism are reviewed; E corrodens should be considered as a potential pathogen, especially in predisposed patients.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981LR50100005

    View details for PubMedID 7015828

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