Conjunctivitis due to Neisseria sicca: A case report


ESER I., AKÇALI A., TATMAN-OTKUN M., TASKIRAN-COMEZ A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.62, no.3, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0301-4738.98894
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Bacterial conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis, gram negative diplococcus, Neisseria sicca, netilmicin

Abstract

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.