Unencapsulated penicillin-resistant Neisseria meningitidis ST-53 clonal complex strain causing symptomatic proctitis in an HIV-negative man who has sex with men: A case report

Valeska Padovese*, Sabrina Goodlip, Claire Marantidis Cordina, Graziella Zahra, Stephen A. Clark, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Andrew Walker, Magnus Unemo

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Abstract

We report a case of Neisseria meningitidis symptomatic proctitis in an HIV-negative man who has sex with men attending the genitourinary clinic in Malta. The proctitis was caused by a rare clinical unencapsulated penicillin-resistant N. meningitidis strain of the ST-53 clonal complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022

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Keywords

  • MLST ST-53 clonal complex
  • Malta
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • man who has sex with men, proctitis

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