• Eikenella corrodens is a gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic rod that is part of the normal oral flora. Although its pathogenicity was uncertain until recently, E corrodens has been implicated in a variety of human infections, usually in mixed culture, and commonly in patients predisposed by virtue of trauma, malignant neoplasms, antecedent surgery, or parenteral drug abuse. Parotitis due to E corrodens occurred in a healthy 72-year-old woman. Therapy with high-dose intravenous oxacillin sodium had been without effect, but surgical drainage plus antibiotic therapy directed against E corrodens produced prompt resolution.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:772-773)
Bissell P, Glew RH, Liland JB. Parotitis Associated With Eikenella corrodens in a Healthy Adult. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(11):772–773. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800250066016
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