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The isolation of Neisseria species from unusual sites.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4214599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The isolation of N. gonorrhoeae from the pharynx of four patients and N. meningitidis from the genital tract of six patients is described. Sexual transmission seemed the most likely means of acquiring these organisms. Three out of four patients harbouring gonococci in the pharynx were asymptomatic, while four of six patients with genital meningococci were symptom-free. The isolation of meningococci from the genital tract coincided with an unusually high incidence of meningococcal disease in the community.
K F Givan; A Keyl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1974 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-02-06     Completed Date:  1975-02-06     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1077-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Uteri / microbiology*
Gonorrhea / microbiology*
Meningococcal Infections / microbiology*
Neisseria gonorrhoeae* / isolation & purification
Neisseria meningitidis* / isolation & purification
Pharyngitis / etiology*
Pharynx / microbiology*
Urethra / microbiology*
Urethritis / etiology*
Uterine Cervicitis / etiology*

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