A patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia in relapse and bacterial endocarditis due to Eikenella corrodens is described. After appropriate treatment was instituted, blood cultures became negative, but the patient died of intracerebral hemorrhage secondary to thrombocytopenia. The role of Eikenella corrodens as a pathogenic bacterium in immunocompromised hosts is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research