Neisseria lactamica septicemia in an immunocompromised patient

R. B. Schifman, K. J. Ryan

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Neisseria lactamica was isolated from the blood of a 7-year-old girl who was immunosuppressed from chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia. She was receiving trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prophylactically. The isolate was resistant to trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole and sensitive to penicillin. The patient responded to intravenous penicillin therapy. The organism did not produce immunoglobulin A1 protease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)934-935
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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