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Eikenella corrodens

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Neisseriaceae

      Natural habitats
      The oral cavity and nasopharynx but possibly also the gastrointestinal and urogenital tract of humans and some mammals, from which it can be transmitted via saliva (bytes, syringes) to other individuals.

      Clinical significans
      They are associated with periodonitis, oral pleuropulmonary, abdominal, joint, bone and wound (e.g. human bite) infections

      Risk factors are dental manipulations and intravenous drug abuse.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Slender, small Gram negative rods

      0.3-0.4 x1.5-4.0 mm with rounded ends.

      short filaments are occasionally formed

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic

      5% CO2 improves the growth

      Colonies are 1-2 mm after 48 h of growth and show clear centers that are often surrounded by spreading growth and may pit the agar.
      They have a light yellow pigmentation after several days.

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ growth

      Liquid media granules are formed

      Smell hypochlorite / "bleach like"

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition


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