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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-91

A fatal case of Listeria monocytogenes meningitis and sepsis in an immunocompromised female


Department of Microbiology, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjarammoodu, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashna Ajimsha
Department of Microbiology, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Venjarammoodu - 695 607, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_33_21

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Listeria monocytogenes should be considered as a source of sepsis and meningitis in immunocompromised individuals. Immunosuppressant agents including biologic therapies have transformed the management of various rheumatological and dermatological conditions. We report a case of life-threatening Listeria monocytogenes sepsis and meningitis in a 52-year-old female who was on immunosuppressive therapy.


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