Acute Cystitis Caused by Commensal Neisseria oralis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author(s): Yassar Alamri, Aaron Keene, Alan Pithie

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 17 , Issue 1 , 2017

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Background: Neisseria are usually harmless inhabitants of otherwise asymptomatic persons’ upper respiratory mucosal surfaces.

Method: It is, therefore, expected that a disturbance in the physiology leads to nongonococcal, non-meningococcal Neisseria becoming pathogenic.

Result: We report the case of a diabetic man who initially presented with nonspecific symptoms and was later found to have cystitis caused by N. oralis.

Conclusion: We also review the pertinent literature and discuss available evidence on pathophysiological mechanisms of infection with such commensal bacteria.

Keywords: Neisseria, non-gonococcal, non-meningococcal, pathogenic, inhabitants, cystitis.

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Year: 2017
Page: [64 - 66]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1871526517666161123110613
Price: $65

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