HACEK


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
AcronymDefinition
HACEKHaemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae (group of fastidious, gram-negative, aerobic bacilli)
References in periodicals archive ?
Identification of HACEK clinical isolates by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.
Although HACEK organisms are a rare cause of infective endocarditis, the high mortality rate requires a strong clinical suspicion.
(1) Although this study identified several organisms, including Gram-negative bacteria, atypical bacteria and fungi, no species from the HACEK group were identified in the 504 patients in the study.
aureus, HACEK (Haemophilus, Actinobacillus, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella, ou Kingella), ou Streptococcus bovis; Enterococcus adquiridos em comunidade na ausencia de uma fonte primaria de infeccao; * Hemoculturas persistentemente positivas com outros organismos: 2 hemoculturas positivas com mais de 12 horas de intervalo entre elas; ou positividade em todas de 3 ou a maioria de 4, com intervalo entre a primeira e ultima coleta maior que 1 hora; ou * Cultura, teste de biologia molecular ou sorologia IgG fase 1 > 1:800 para Coxiella burnetii.
South Albany (65) - VanKuelen 21, Knight 14, Hacek 11, Wallace 9, Woolard 2, Bartz 4, Fawber 2, Hardenbrook 2, Corbin.
Antibiotic treatment of adults with infective endocarditis due to streptococci, enterococci, staphylococci, and HACEK microorganislns.
Lankford, M.G., Zembower, T.R., Trick, W.E., Hacek, D.M., Noskin, G.A., & Peterson, L.R.
Staphylococcus, Enterococcus species, Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas species, unusual gram negative bacteria, and the HACEK organisms (Haemophilus aphorphilus, Haemophilus paraphrophilius, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Cardioacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingae) have been shown to be present in endocarditis and may play a role in vascular inflammation as well.(28)
But Czech coach Ivan Hacek, in charge of St Etienne, also fancies working with his compatriot.
Increased susceptibility to gingival colonization by specific HACEK microbes in children with congenital heart disease.