JOHN N. DOWLING, M.D.; WIE-SHING LEE, PH.D.; RUSSELL J. SACCO, M.D.; MONTO HO, M.D.
DOWLING JN, LEE W, SACCO RJ, HO M. Endocarditis Caused by Neisseria mucosa in Marfan's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:641-643. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):641-643.
Neisseria mucosa is usually a commensal inhabitant of the oral mucous membranes. A 19-year-old man with Marfan's syndrome developed endocarditis that was caused by this organism 6 days after multiple dental extractions. It is likely that N mucosa bacteremia occurred during the extractions and seeded a mitral valve that was previously damaged by Marfan's syndrome. Penicillin prophylaxis at the time of dental extraction failed to prevent endocarditis.
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