[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 7, 1974

Pneumonia Caused by Neisseria meningitidis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh.

JAMA. 1974;227(1):67-68. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230140037008

Neisseria meningitidis, group Y, was isolated from the blood and sputum of a young man with pneumonia. No potentially predisposing factors such as abnormal hemoglobins or preceding viral infection were detected. A fourfold rise in hemagglutinating antibody titers to group Y meningococcal antigen was observed.