Thyroid abscess due to Eikenella corrodens in a pediatric patient

  • Deniz Aygun Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Beste Akdeniz Department of Pediatrics, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Gokhan Aygun Department of Microbiology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Haluk Cokugras Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Yıldız Camcıoglu Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: child, Eikenella corrodens, thyroid abscess

Abstract

Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria that is commensal microorganism of the oropharngeal flora. E. corrodens has been increasingly reported to cause pyogenic abscesses, especially in diabetic or immunocompromised adults. It is less frequently reported in immunocompotent children. Here, we report a deep neck infection, including the thyroid gland, in a previously healthy girl. E. corrodens was the only microorganism isolated in two different cultures. Antibiotic susceptibility is variable, in contrast to other oropharyngeal pathogens. Thus, to avoid delayed treatment, E. corrodens should always be considered in infections of the head and neck area.

Published
2019-10-31
How to Cite
1.
Aygun D, Akdeniz B, Aygun G, Cokugras H, Camcıoglu Y (2019) Thyroid abscess due to Eikenella corrodens in a pediatric patient. J Infect Dev Ctries 13:945-947. doi: 10.3855/jidc.11057
Section
Case Reports