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Association of an important Neisseria species, Neisseria elongata subsp. nitroreducens, with bacteremia, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis

Wong, J.D.; Janda, J.M.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology 30(3): 719-720


ISSN/ISBN: 0095-1137
PMID: 1551990
Accession: 039337800

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We retrospectively analyzed epidemiologic information associated with 22 cultures of Neisseria elongata subsp. nitroreducens (formerly CDC group M-6) submitted to the Microbial Diseases Laboratory, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, over a 16-year period. The most common illnesses noted with this bacterium were endocarditis, bacteremia, and osteomyelitis. Risk factors associated with N. elongata subsp. nitroreducens infection included dental manipulations and/or a previous history of endocarditis, valve damage, or rheumatic heart disease.

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