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, IndiaFulltext PDF
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.
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.