Cardiobacterium hominis

(kăr″dē-ō-băk-tēr′ĭ-ŭm hŏm′ĭ-nĭs)

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A gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium. It is a member of the HACEK group of bacteria and is part of the normal flora of the oral cavity and upper airway. It is an occasional cause of culture-negative endocarditis.

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