Neisseria subflava Septicemia and Meningitis

Walid M. Abuhammour, Dagnachew Assefa, Basim I. Asmar, William J. Brown

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Neisseria subflava, a gram-negative diplococcus, is a natural inhabitant of the mucus membranes of the upper respiratory tract. We report an unusual case of N. subflava septicemia and meningitis in a 20-month-old child. N. subflava is recognized on the basis of its colony morphology, pigment production, and by the fermentative patterns of glucose, maltose and sucrose. A review of the literature and discussion is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003


  • Meningitis
  • Neisseria subflava
  • Septicemia


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