Eikenella corrodens osteomyelitis

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Abstract

A 9-year-old boy developed osteomyelitis of the calcaneus following a puncture wound by a toothpick. Culture of the bone yielded a pure culture of Eikenella corrodens, an organism that is normally found in oral secretions. Recovery was complete following incision and drainage and antibiotic treatment with penicillins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)462-463
Number of pages2
JournalPediatrics
Volume70
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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