Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 303--305

Empyema caused by Eikenella corrodens


Joshy Maducolil Easow1, Noyal Mariya Joseph1, Rashmi Tuladhar2, PG Shivananda3 
1 Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry, India
2 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
3 Manipal University, Manipal, India

Correspondence Address:
Joshy Maducolil Easow
Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pillaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry
India

Eikenella corrodens is a fastidious, facultative anerobic, non-motile, gram-negative bacilli that is part of the normal flora of the mouth and upper respiratory tract. It is being increasingly recognized as a human pathogen and has been implicated in a variety of human infections, including, periodontitis, brain abscess, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, intra-abdominal infections, and pleuropulmonary infections. We report, for the first time, from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, a case of left-sided empyema due to Eikenella corrodens, in an 83-year-old man. Eikenella corrodens was isolated as a pure growth from the pleural aspirate, proving its pathogenic potential. Surgical drainage and an appropriate antimicrobial therapy resulted in a therapeutic response. We have discussed the difficulties that can be encountered in isolating Eikenella corrodens and in choosing appropriate antibiotics for its treatment.


How to cite this article:
Easow JM, Joseph NM, Tuladhar R, Shivananda P G. Empyema caused by Eikenella corrodens.J Global Infect Dis 2011;3:303-305


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Easow JM, Joseph NM, Tuladhar R, Shivananda P G. Empyema caused by Eikenella corrodens. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2011 [cited 2023 Jan 29 ];3:303-305
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