Purulent pericarditis due to Neisseria mucosa

V. Fainstein, D. M. Musher, E. J. Young

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Neisseria mucosa, a normal inhabitant of the human nasopharynx, once regarded as nonpathogenic, is now known to cause serious infections including meningitis, endocarditis and empyema. The authors describe the first documented case of purulent pericarditis due to N mucosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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