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Description:This Gram-stained photomicrograph revealed the presence of numerous Gram-negative, diplococcal Neisseria flavescens bacteria.
Neisseria flavescens is a member of the chromogenic, usually non-pathogenic group of neisseria. As such, it is ordinarily a saprophyte of the mouth, nasopharynx, and upper respiratory tree. Whereas other members of the chromogenic neisseria have been reported as the causative agents of endocarditis, N. flavescens has been implicated as the causative agent in meningitis, it has only rarely been reported as a cause of bacteraemia.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. W.A. Clark
Creation Date:1977
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Links:National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine; ”Septicemia Caused by Neisseria flavescens”, Journal of Clinical Pathology, by Paul T. Wertlake and Temple W. Williams, Jr., 1968, July, 21(4): pp. 437-
CDC - National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of STD Prevention; Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs); Gonorrhea Laboratory Information: Neisseria flavescens
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