Hyperacute Conjunctivitis Associated with Superinfection by Neisseria elongata

Aik Kah Tan, Mallika Premsenthil, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, T Asok, Intan ak Gudom

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Ophthalmology
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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