Observation on the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in axons.

  title={Observation on the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in axons.},
  author={A Otter and William F Blakemore},
  journal={Acta microbiologica Hungarica},
  volume={36 2-3},
The brains from 16 sheep diagnosed as listerial encephalitis on the basis of clinical signs and histopathology were examined to determine the types of inflammatory cells present and for bacteria. Listeria monocytogenes were detected by immunocytochemistry in the brains of the 16 sheep and were also demonstrated in the trigeminal ganglion from the same side as the most severely affected side of the medulla. Bacteria were observed within myelinated axons in white matter tracts of the brain and in… CONTINUE READING