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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 350-352

Conjunctivitis due to Neisseria sicca: A case report

1 Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Eye Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart, Canakkale, Turkey
3 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart, Canakkale, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ilker Eser
Acibadem Maslak Hospital, Eye Clinic, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.98894

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We report the first case, in Medline-based literature, of conjunctivitis caused by gram negative diplococcus, Neisseria sicca. Although it is not widely accepted as such, isolation from cultures of repeated eye swab samples suggests that N. sicca may be a pathogen in conjunctival infections. Positive culture for this organism should not be readily dismissed. Such conjunctivitis responded favorably to treatment with netilmicin eye drops.

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