Donald B. Louria, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Terry Hensle, B.S.; Donald Armstrong, M.D.; Ann Blevins, R.N.
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Listerella monocytogenes is an infrequent pathogen in adults. At Memorial Hospital 14 cases of Listerella bacteremia or menigitis or both have been observed. Surprisingly, virtually all occurred in patients with lymphatic malignancy, a relationship not previously recognized. In 7 patients with Hodgkin's disease, one with lymphosarcoma, and 2 reticulum cell sarcoma, the infection was lethal whereas it was successfully treated in 4 patients with lymphatic leukemia and 1 with multiple myeloma. Whereas in other series, two thirds of the cases were due to Type 4B. L. monocytogenes and one third to Type 1, the situation here was reversed, 10 of
Louria DB, Hensle T, Armstrong D, Blevins A. Listerellosis in Patients with Malignant Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1169. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1169_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1169.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease.
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