Meningococcal colonisation misdiagnosed as gonococcal pharyngeal infection

R C Noble, R M Cooper
1979 Sexually Transmitted Infections  
Three cases of pharyngeal gonorrhoea were misdiagnosed in patients harbouring meningococci which failed to utilise maltose in CTA medium. The microbiological identity of the isolates was established by other means. Although meningococci giving atypical reactions to carbohydrate utilisation tests occur only rarely, the possibility of a misdiagnosis of gonorrhoea, and its social and legal repercussions, should be considered.
doi:10.1136/sti.55.5.336 fatcat:oph5ofsylrbkra6ln2vo73bfe4