CALDERON HOWE, M.D.; HAMILTON SOUTHWORTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Listeria monocytogenes was described as a new species in 1926 by Murray et al.,1 and human infection caused by this microörganism was first reported in 1936 by Burn.2, 3 Several recent papers have amply reviewed the literature.4, 5, 6, 7L. monocytogenes, although not very often shown to be the cause of acute meningitis, may be mistaken for a contaminant "hemolytic diphtheroid" unless particular diagnostic criteria are applied. Since the etiologic importance of this organism can therefore be easily overlooked, it seems desirable to record one additional case.
The patient was a 62 year old woman whose past
HOWE C, SOUTHWORTH H. LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES MENINGITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:1384–1387. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1384
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1384-1387.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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