Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists

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

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


Ashna Ajimsha, Ivy Viswamohanan, Ganga Raju Krishna, Ashish Jitendranath, Ramani Bai 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ajimsha A, Viswamohanan I, Krishna GR, Jitendranath A, Bai R. A fatal case of Listeria monocytogenes meningitis and sepsis in an immunocompromised female.J Acad Clin Microbiol 2020;22:88-91


How to cite this URL:
Ajimsha A, Viswamohanan I, Krishna GR, Jitendranath A, Bai R. A fatal case of Listeria monocytogenes meningitis and sepsis in an immunocompromised female. J Acad Clin Microbiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 8 ];22:88-91
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