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