HACEK

See also: háček

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HACEK

  1. (pathology) Haemophilus aphrophilus, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (the former name of Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans), Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella kingaefive gram-negative bacilli that are typically associated with being fastidious or difficult to culture and which can cause bacterial endocarditis.
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