Nongonococcal and Nonmeningococcal Neisseria Infection in Patients With Cancer Chandra, Vinodh; Nanjappa, Sowmya; Castro-Borobio, Manuel; More Chandra, Vinodh; Nanjappa, Sowmya; Castro-Borobio, Manuel; Greene, John N. Less Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 26(2):84-86, March 2018. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: Neisseria gonorrhea and Neisseria meningitidis have been extensively recognized as human-specific pathogenic bacteria. As the other members of the Neisseria genus, Neisseria spp., have been studied, it is now understood that the majority of human-associated Neisseria species are nonpathogenic. However, recent reports suggest their potential to produce infection. Cases of Neisseria spp. bacteremia, endocarditis, and pneumonia have been documented in immunecompromised hosts. The authors report a case series of Neisseria infection in patients with underlying malignancy.