A case of meningoencephalitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes in a healthy child

  title={A case of meningoencephalitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes in a healthy child},
  author={Ji Eun Lee and Won Kyoung Cho and Chan Hee Nam and Min Ho Jung and Jin Han Kang and Byung Kyu Suh},
  booktitle={Korean journal of pediatrics},
Listeria monocytogenes is a facultative anaerobic, gram-positive bacillus that is isolated from the soil, vegetables, and wild or domestic animals. Listeria occurs predominantly in the elderly, immunocompromised patients, pregnant women and newborns. Infections by this microorganism are rare in healthy infants and children. L. monocytogenes may cause meningitis, meningoencephalitis, brain abscess, pyogenic arthritis, osteomyelitis, and liver abscesses in children. The course of… CONTINUE READING


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