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Septicaemia with Neisseria elongata ssp. nitroreducens in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathia

Hofstad, T.; Hope, O.; Falsen, E.

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 30(2): 200-201

1998


ISSN/ISBN: 0036-5548
PMID: 9730315
DOI: 10.1080/003655498750003672
Accession: 009398490

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Neisseria elongata ssp. nitroreducens, a commensal of the human upper respiratory tract, is a newly recognized cause of endocarditis. We report the isolation of the organism from blood cultures of a 30-y-old man with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The patient was successfully treated with benzylpenicillin and netilmicin in combination, followed by ceftriaxone and amoxicillin.

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