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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 1932963, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1932963
Case Report

Neisseria lactamica Causing a Lung Cavity and Skin Rash in a Renal Transplant Patient: First Report from India

1Internal Medicine, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar 190011, India
2Internal Medicine, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19026, USA

Received 5 January 2016; Accepted 14 February 2016

Academic Editor: Pere Domingo

Copyright © 2016 Khalid Hamid Changal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Neisseria lactamica, a commensal, has been very rarely reported to cause diseases in immunocompromised hosts. In medical literature, there is only one report of a cavitatory lung lesion caused by it. The patient was a kidney transplant recipient. Neisseria lactamica was found to be the cause of his pulmonary cavity and a desquamating rash on feet. With the rapidly spreading medical advance, more and more patients are getting organ transplants, so the population of immunocompromised people is on the rise. We expect more sinister and less expected organisms to cause diseases in patients who have organ transplants.