A case of Listeria meningoencephalitis complicated by hydrocephalus in an immunocompetent infant

@article{Platnaris2008ACO,
  title={A case of Listeria meningoencephalitis complicated by hydrocephalus in an immunocompetent infant},
  author={Antonios Platnaris and Athanasios Hatzimichael and Sofia Ktenidou-Kartali and Kosmas Kontoyiannides and Konstantinos D. Kollios and John Anagnostopoulos and Emmanuel Roilides},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={168},
  pages={343-346}
}
We report a very unusual case of meningoencephalitis due to Listeria monocytogenes in a 7-month-old immunocompetent boy. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture was initially negative, but was positive on the seventh day. The disease was complicated by seizures and hydrocephalus managed with temporary ventriculostomy. The infant was discharged without obvious neurological sequelae after 30 days and developed without neurological or developmental sequelae at two years of age. Listeria is difficult to… CONTINUE READING
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