JOHN N. DOWLING, M.D.; WIE-SHING LEE, PH.D.; RUSSELL J. SACCO, M.D.; MONTO HO, M.D.
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.
DOWLING JN, LEE W, SACCO RJ, et al. Endocarditis Caused by Neisseria mucosa in Marfan's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:641–643. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):641-643.
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