Yassar Alamri, Aaron Keene and Alan Pithie Pages 64 - 66 ( 3 )
Background: Neisseria are usually harmless inhabitants of otherwise asymptomatic persons’ upper respiratory mucosal surfaces.Method: It is, therefore, expected that a disturbance in the physiology leads to nongonococcal, non-meningococcal Neisseria becoming pathogenic. Result: We report the case of a diabetic man who initially presented with nonspecific symptoms and was later found to have cystitis caused by N. oralis. Conclusion: We also review the pertinent literature and discuss available evidence on pathophysiological mechanisms of infection with such commensal bacteria.
Neisseria, non-gonococcal, non-meningococcal, pathogenic, inhabitants, cystitis.
Christchurch, New Zealand Infectious diseases, Christchurch, Department of General Medicine, Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch, Department of Infectious Diseases, Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch