Section 46
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Endocarditis caused by Neisseria elongata subspecies nitroreducens: case report and literature review

Struillou, L.; Raffi, F.; Barrier, J.H.

European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology 12(8): 625-627


ISSN/ISBN: 0934-9723
PMID: 8223662
DOI: 10.1007/bf01973643
Accession: 045954669

Neisseria elongata subsp. nitroreducens, an usual commensal of the nasopharynx, can cause serious infections, usually endocarditis. A case of Neisseria elongata endocarditis complicating mitral valve prolapse in a patient allergic to penicillin is reported. Cure was obtained with a combination of ceftriaxone and gentamicin, there being no requirement for surgery during the acute phase of the disease.

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