Listerial rhombencephalitis in an immunocompetent young adult

Int J Infect Dis. 2009 Mar;13(2):e65-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.06.026. Epub 2008 Oct 16.

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is a common cause of central nervous system infections, especially in immunosuppressed patients, infants and elderly people. Listerial rhombencephalitis is a rare and severe infection of the brainstem that is reported to have high mortality and frequent serious sequelae for survivors. We report the case of a 19-year-old healthy male who presented with listerial brainstem infection due to Listeria monocytogenes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Encephalitis / diagnosis*
  • Encephalitis / microbiology
  • Encephalitis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification*
  • Listeriosis / diagnosis*
  • Listeriosis / microbiology
  • Listeriosis / pathology
  • Male
  • Rhombencephalon* / microbiology
  • Rhombencephalon* / pathology
  • Young Adult