DONALD B. LOURIA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; TERRY HENSLE, B.S.; DONALD ARMSTRONG, M.D.; HARVEY S. COLLINS, M.D.; ANNE BLEVINS, R.N.; DAVID KRUGMAN, M.D.; MARGA BUSE, A.B.
Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive rod, approximately 0.5 μ wide and 1 to 3 μ long, which grows well on most standard culture media. Isolated from an animal epizootic in 1924, it gained its name because of its ability to incite a striking monocytosis in rabbits (1). The organism has been implicated in a variety of human diseases including meningitis, encephalitis, bacteremia, subacute endocarditis, recurrent abortion, and neonatal granulomatosis (2-5).
This report  reviews the available English literature on listerial infections in children and adults,  reports 18 cases of listerial infection arising in patients with malignancy at the Memorial
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LOURIA DB, HENSLE T, ARMSTRONG D, COLLINS HS, BLEVINS A, KRUGMAN D, et al. Listeriosis Complicating Malignant Disease: A New Association. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:261–281. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-261
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):261-281.
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