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



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.


Chronic granulomatous disease Rothia aeria neck abscess lymphadenitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical CenterNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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