A case of pneumonia caused by Neisseria animaloris

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Önder T., Alkan S., Özel Ç. Ş. , Güçlü Kayta S. B. , Akça A., Yüksel C., ...More

Eskisehir Medical Journal, vol.3, no.2, pp.242-245, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Eskisehir Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-245
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Neisseria animaloris is a rare zoonotic pathogen, considered to be a commensal of the canine and feline oral cavities. It is able to cause infections in animals and rarely in humans, usually wound infections after a biting trauma. However, recently it has been reported that it is also a factor in many different human infections. This may be because of the increase in identification possibilities. In this report, we presented a 77-year-old male patient with N. animaloris pneumonia, hospitalized in the intensive care unit, without a history of an animal bite or contact. This is the first case of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by N. animaloris in the available literature.