Section 59
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Native valve endocarditis caused by Neisseria elongata Subsp. nitroreducens

Osuka, H.; Ichiki, A.; Yamamoto, M.; Kawahata, D.; Saegusa, Y.; Oishi, T.; Okubo, S.; Hitomi, S.

Internal Medicine 54(7): 853-856


ISSN/ISBN: 0918-2918
PMID: 25832956
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.54.2738
Accession: 058380474

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Neisseria elongata, a normal resident in the human oral cavity, rarely causes invasive infections. We herein report a case of endocarditis caused by Neisseria elongata subsp. nitroreducens that occurred in a patient without any apparent cardiac complications. The patient received aortic valve replacement following the administration of intravenous beta-lactam for five weeks. To our knowledge, this is the first published case in Japan of N. elongata infection in a patient without a prosthetic device.

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