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March 1983

Neisseria mucosus Endocarditis Following Drug Abuse: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, and Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(3):583-585. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350030197038

• A 30-year-old man with drug addiction had endocarditis due to Neisseria mucosus. The infection was successfully treated with ampicillin sodium. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of N mucosus endocarditis associated with intravenous drug abuse.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:583-585)