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Acute Cellulitis Caused by Neisseria skkuensis

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 22015 March, Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 33-36.

Acute Cellulitis Caused by Neisseria skkuensis

Sung-Gyun Park1, Kyoung-Bo Kim1, Wonmok Lee1, Jung-Sook Ha1, Namhee Ryoo1, Dong-Seok Jeon1, Jae-Ryong Kim1, Hyun-Ah Kim2, Seong-Yeol Ryu2
Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine and 2Infectious Disease, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea


A 73-year-old man visited our hospital because of pain with swelling and redness on the right foot dorsum. He was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and nodular hepatic cellular carcinoma. Lower extremity CT scan and MRI showed abscess formation in the right foot dorsum. Gram-negative cocci were recovered from the culture of drained pus at the site and identified as Neisseria skkuensis by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Here, we report the first case of cellulitis due to N. skkuensis and provide a literature review. (Ann Clin Microbiol 2015;18:33-36)


Cellulitis; Neisseria; RNA, Ribosomal, 16S; Sequence analysis