Journal of Clinical Immunology

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 1400–1403

Rothia aeria Neck Abscess in A Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature

Authors

    • Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of Health
  • Adrian M. Zelazny
    • Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical CenterNational Institutes of Health
    • Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of Health
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10875-012-9726-8

Cite this article as:
Falcone, E.L., Zelazny, A.M. & Holland, S.M. J Clin Immunol (2012) 32: 1400. doi:10.1007/s10875-012-9726-8

Abstract

Rothia aeria caused a necrotic lymphadenitis and neck abscess in a patient with CGD. This infection was aggressive, crossed tissue planes, required two surgeries, as well as prolonged antibiotics for complete resolution. Rothia aeria is a rare pathogen that can be added to the spectrum of agents causing disease in CGD, a finding that further reinforces the importance of microbiologic identification of infections in this patient population.

Keywords

Chronic granulomatous diseaseRothia aerianeck abscesslymphadenitis

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