Hacek Infections

The HACEK group consists of weakly virulent, gram-negative bacteria, which mainly cause endocarditis.

The HACEK Group immovable, gram negative rods or coccoid rods includes only minimally pathogenic, slow and demanding growing genera. They mainly cause endocarditis in susceptible individuals; 5% of Endokarditisfälle be attributed to this group, making it the most common cause of endocarditis caused by gram negative Bacili. The group consists of

The HACEK group consists of weakly virulent, gram-negative bacteria, which mainly cause endocarditis. The HACEK Group immovable, gram negative rods or coccoid rods includes only minimally pathogenic, slow and demanding growing genera. They mainly cause endocarditis in susceptible individuals; 5% of Endokarditisfälle be attributed to this group, making it the most common cause of endocarditis caused by gram negative Bacili. The group consists of Haemophilus sp (H. parainfluenza, H. and H. aphrophilus paraphrophilus), respiratory tract infections, can also cause endocarditis rare. Aggregatibacter (formerly Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans, which usually occurs with A. israelii at actinomycosis) Cardiobacterium hominis Eikenella corrodens, the best in people bite, endocarditis often in intravenous substance users), brain (- (and visceral abscesses, osteomyelitis, respiratory infections including empyema) , uterine infection is detected due to intrauterine products as well as mixed soft tissue infections. Kingella kingae Antibiotic sensitivity varies among different species, the therapy should, therefore, be guided by susceptibility testing. However, increasing beta-lactam resistance ceftriaxone and ampicillin / sulbactam has made to the currently preferred antibiotics.

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