Neisseria elongata subsp. elongata, as a cause of human endocarditis

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Wm Claiborne Dunagan, Wm Michael Dunne

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Neisseria elongata subsp. elongata, previously considered nonpathogenic, is a potential agent of human endocarditis. We report the second case of human endocarditis caused by this organism. The patient was successfully treated with Ceftriaxone alone for a total of six weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-266
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 21 2001


  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) group M 6 endocarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Neisseria elongata
  • Neisseria elongata subsp. elongata
  • Neisseria species

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