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Neisseria mucosa

Definition
Noun
A gram-negative mucoid cocci bacterium involved in several human infections including cerebrospinal fluid infections, meningitis and endocarditis.
Supplement
Neisseria mucosa has an adherent colonial morphology with nonpigmented and pigmented morphotypes and has the capability to reduce nitrates as well as to produce prolyl aminopeptidase. It is known to be a normal part of nasopharyngeal flora in human.
Neisseria mucosa has an immediate susceptibility to penicillin as well as vulnerable to amoxicillin, cefotaxime, ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone.
Neisseria mucosa is associated in human infections includes meningitis, cerebrospinal fluid infection and infective endocarditis due to tongue piercing. A symptom manifested by an infected individual includes myalgia, fatigue, arthralgia and intermittent fever.
Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Betaproteobacteria
Order: Neisseriales
Family: Neisseriaceae
Genus: Neisseria
Species: Neisseria mucosa
See also:
• Bacteria
• Meningitis
• Endocarditis


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