Neisseria elongata has been found to cause serious diseases such as infective endocarditis, septicaemia, and osteomyelitis, and has the potential to cause hyperacute conjunctivitis. This report is of a 34-year-old woman with unilateral hyperacute conjunctivitis. Gram stain showed Gram-negative intracellular and extracellular diplococci as well as Gram-negative rods. Culture and sensitivity revealed Neisseria elongata. She was treated with intramuscular ceftriaxone 1 g daily and responded well.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Asian Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|