Infective endocarditis caused by Neisseria flavescens

Christian P. Sinave, Kenneth R. Ratzan

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Neisseria flavescens is a rare cause of human disease. This is the first reported case of endocarditis caused by N. flavescens. The organism produced beta-lactamase, and penicillin therapy failed to cure the infection. Therapy with cefotaxime, to which the organism was highly sensitive, led to a complete and uneventful recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987

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