Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Infective Endocarditis Caused by Neisseria mucosa – A Case Report & Review of Literature

Lakshmi Vemu1 *, Anisha CK1 and Shyam Sunder MN2

1 Department of Microbiology, Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, India 2 Department of Medicine, Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, India

*Correspondance to: Lakshmi Vemu 

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Abstract

Despite advances in management, Infective Endocarditis (IE) remains a serious disease that carries a considerable risk of morbidity and death. There is an increasing trend in the in incidence of IE caused by uncommon microorganisms with low pathogenicity. We herein report a case of IE caused by Neisseria mucosa (N. mucosa) in a young boy with Chronic Rheumatic Heart Disease (CRHD) with previously damaged mitral and aortic valves. The IE was successfully treated with intravenous penicillin G and gentamicin. More cautious efforts to detect and identify this unusual opportunistic pathogen should be made. Despite its rarity, clinicians should consider IE due to N. mucosa as a severe infection, especially in young patients with underlying valvular disease and treat with appropriate and adequate antibiotic therapy.

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Vemu L, Anisha CK, Shyam Sunder MN. Infective Endocarditis Caused by Neisseria mucosa – A Case Report & Review of Literature. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1859.

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