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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 29;3(3):ofw087. eCollection 2016 Sep.

A Case of Meningococcal Pyomyositis in an Otherwise Healthy Adult.

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Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Division of Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine.
Department of Medicine.
Department of Radiology.
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Toxoplasma Serology Laboratory, National Reference Center for the Study and Diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis, Palo Alto, California.


The clinical spectrum of Neisseria meningitidis can range from nasopharyngeal colonization to life-threatening invasive diseases such as meningitis. However, its etiologic role in invasive pyomyositis (PM) has never been reported before in the English language. In this study, we report the first case of PM in the English language and the second case in the literature caused by N meningitidis.


Neisseria meningitidis; cellulitis; meningococcus; myositis; pyomyositis

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