• Neisseria lactamica was recovered from the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of a 7-month-old girl with acute purulent meningitis. The isolate was identified initially as N meningitidis. However, additional biochemical testing at the Center for Disease Control showed that the organism fermented lactose and produced βD-galactosidase, thereby confirming its identity as N lactamica.
(Am J Dis Child 130:198-199, 1976)
Lauer BA, Fisher CE. Neisseria lactamica Meningitis. Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(2):198-199. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120030088017