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Abstract

, formerly called , ‘’ or ‘’, is a Gram-negative, aerobic diplococcus frequently found as a colonizer of the upper respiratory tract. Over the last 20–30 years, this bacterium has emerged as a genuine pathogen, and is now considered an important cause of otitis media in children and an aetiological agent in pneumonia in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, bacteraemia due to has rarely been reported. Presented here is a case of bacteraemia associated with prosthetic vascular graft infection along with a review of the relevant literature.

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