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Name the pathogen

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GNB with musty odor
Clenched fist injury
Culture negative endocarditis
Needle licker osteomyelitis
Toothpick septic arthritis Image
#Eikenella corrodens

Part of human oral flora

Component of polymicrobial infection related to human bites.

#IDBR buzzword is clenched-fist injury – when it is inoculated to injured knuckle of a clenched fist that strikes teeth of an opponent.…
#Eikenella corrodens is the “E” in HACEK – agents of culture negative endocarditis

HACEK organisms can now be cultured with current culture techniques, hence they should no longer be called “culture negative” pathogens!
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