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Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis in a Patient with End Stage Renal Disease

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2005 June Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 90-93.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2005.08.1.90

Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis in a Patient with End Stage Renal Disease

Young Uh1*, Byoung Geun Han2, Gue Yel Hwang1, Hyeun Gyeo Lee1, Kap Jun Yoon1, and Hyo Youl Kim2
Departments of Laboratory Medicine1, and Internal Medicine2, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent in a spectrum of human disease ranging from gastroenteritis to invasive infections such as meningitis, encephalitis, and septicemia. Elderly patients or persons who have lower cell-mediated immunity with predisposing conditions such as transplants, lymphomas, and AIDS, are especially susceptible. The tropism of L. monocytogenes for the central nervous system leads to severe disease, often with high mortality. We report a case of L. monocytogenes meningitis in a 58-year old woman with end stage renal disease. The patient was discharged without neurological sequelae after antibiotic treatment. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2005;8(1):90-93)

Keywords

Meningitis, Listeria monocytogenes, End stage renal disease