Endocarditis due to Eikenella Corrodens in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia

Victor Fainstein, Mario A. Luna, Gerald P. Bodey

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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