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
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.