Eikenella corrodens chorioamnionitis: modes of infection?

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May;200(5):e4-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.10.053. Epub 2008 Dec 27.


We report a case of preterm labor caused by Eikenella corrodens chorioamnionitis at 26 weeks of gestation. The patient and her partner had tongue piercing and had daily mutual oral intercourse. Hematogenous spread from repeated trauma to tongue piercing and ascending vaginal infection are possible routes for E corrodens intraamniotic infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Body Piercing / adverse effects*
  • Chorioamnionitis / microbiology*
  • Eikenella corrodens*
  • Female
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / complications*
  • Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / transmission*
  • Humans
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature / microbiology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial / complications
  • Vaginosis, Bacterial / transmission