, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 271–274 | Cite as

Neisseria cinerea bacteremia in a patient receiving eculizumab: a case report

  • Thomas L. Walsh
  • Holly R. Bean
  • Robert B. Kaplan
Case Report


Neisseria cinerea is a commensal species capable of colonizing the upper respiratory tract of humans. Bacteremia associated with this organism is very uncommon, with only seven previous cases described. We report a case of Neisseria cinerea bacteremia in a patient maintained on indefinite eculizumab therapy. It is the eighth reported case of Neisseria cinerea bacteremia and represents the first case in a patient receiving eculizumab.


Neisseria cinerea Nonpathogenic Neisseria Bacteremia Eculizumab 


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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Walsh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Holly R. Bean
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert B. Kaplan
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseaseThe Western Pennsylvania HospitalPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious DiseaseAllegheny General HospitalPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Division of Hematology and Cellular TherapyThe Western Pennsylvania HospitalPittsburghUSA

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