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Meningitis due to Neisseria mucosa: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1962095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neisseria mucosa is a species of gram-negative cocci that has a characteristic mucoid, adherent colonial morphology and includes pigmented and nonpigmented morphotypes. The ability of N. mucosa to reduce nitrates distinguishes it from other Neisseria species. N. mucosa is part of the normal human nasopharyngeal flora and infrequently causes human infections, including meningitis. We report a unique case of a patient with a cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection due to N. mucosa and review five other reports of cases of meningitis caused by this organism. Seven additional previously reported cases of presumed N. mucosa meningitis have been excluded from this review on the basis of the current criteria for identification of the organism. In the reports of established cases, female infants and children who often had predisposing conditions predominate. Although the outcome for such patients has been favorable, no clinical or laboratory findings are helpful in distinguishing meningitis due to N. mucosa from that due to other bacteria.
J L Stotka; M E Rupp; F A Meier; S M Markowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews of infectious diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0162-0886     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:    1991 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-07     Completed Date:  1992-01-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905878     Medline TA:  Rev Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  837-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid / microbiology
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts*
Meningitis, Bacterial / microbiology*
Neisseria / isolation & purification*
Neisseriaceae Infections / microbiology*

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