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November 1, 1976

Pancreatic Abscess With Haemophilus influenzae and Eikenella corrodens

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.

JAMA. 1976;236(18):2091-2092. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270190047030

An infected pancreatic pseudocyst was caused in part by Haemophilus influenzae and Eikenella corrodens. To my knowledge, neither organism has been isolated previously from pancreatic abscesses. I believe that the infecting bacteria originated in the oropharynx and descended through the duodenum.

(JAMA 236:2091-2092, 1976)