W. T. MATLAGE, M.D.; PRESTON E. HARRISON, M.D., Ph.D.; JAMES A. GREENE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Endocarditis due to Neisseria flava is apparently very rare, for we were able to find only three cases reported in the literature. The pigmented Neisseria are considered to be nonpathogenic inhabitants of the mouth and upper respiratory tract of man, and invade the tissues of the body on extremely rare occasions. Cases have been reported, however, of meningitis,1, 2, 3, 4 of purulent cervicitis,5a of urethritis,5a and of inflammatory hydrocele,5b in which these organisms were found to be the causative agent. It appears pertinent, therefore, to present the following case of Neisseria flava endocarditis.
A Mexican girl, aged
MATLAGE WT, HARRISON PE, GREENE JA. NEISSERIA FLAVA ENDOCARDITIS: WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1494–1498. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1494
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1494-1498.
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