This case illustrates that L monocytogenes should always be considered as a potential cause of clinical meningitis, especially in an immunocompromised patient. The incidence of undetected or misdiagnosed Listeria organisms (as revealed in autopsies) is high enough that extra caution should be taken to ensure that an organism is not simply disregarded as a contaminant.
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Articles| August 01 1994
Listeria meningitis: a case study
Crit Care Nurse (1994) 14 (4): 22–30.
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LI Mickles, DP Mickles; Listeria meningitis: a case study. Crit Care Nurse 1 August 1994; 14 (4): 22–30. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19126.96.36.199
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