Fatal Neisseria (Branhamella) catarrhalis pneumonia in an immunodeficient host.

@article{McNeely1976FatalN,
  title={Fatal Neisseria (Branhamella) catarrhalis pneumonia in an immunodeficient host.},
  author={David McNeely and Craig S. Kitchens and Ronica M. Kluge},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1976},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={399-402}
}
A 64-year-old man with far-advanced IgA multiple myeloma presented with fulminant and rapidly fatal bronchopneumonia. Gram stains of expectorated sputum and of transtracheal aspirate revealed gram-negative intracellular and extracellular diplococci. Cultures of these specimens yielded Neisseria catarrhalis. Subsequent histologic examination of the lung… CONTINUE READING