MORTON A. BINDER; CAROLYN DIEHL; JULES WEISS; HAROLD RAY
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This report concerns a patient with meningitis due to the organism Listeria monocytogenes. The case is of interest not only because of the rarity of this disease (only 41 cases having been reported in the literature1, 4-16), but also because of the difficulty in establishing a diagnosis and because for a time the patient was thought to have tuberculous meningitis. The correct diagnosis was made only after therapy for the latter disease had been instituted. Moreover, two antimicrobial agents were successfully used in therapy.
The patient was a 41 year old white male farmer and truck-driver transferred from
BINDER MA, DIEHL C, WEISS J, et al. LISTERIA MENINGITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:1315–1319. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-6-1315
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(6):1315-1319.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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