Septicaemia due to Neisseria lactamica-Initial confusion with Neisseria meningitidis

Nicholas Brown, Nicola K. Ragge, David C.E. Speller*

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Neisseria lactamica, isolated from a baby with septicaemia, was at first thought to be Neissera meningitidis, possibly acquired in hospital. Extensive investigation of contacts was made until the O-nitrophenyl-D-galactopyranoside reaction proved positive. Distinction between the two species, easily made in this way, is important both in individual patients and in population surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes


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