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Monday, November 2, 2020

Neurolisteriosis

TamING THE SRU

Taming The SRU - November 02, 2020 - By Wolochatiul S
..."L. monocytogenes has well-described neuro-invasive potential, also known as neurolisteriosis, most commonly presenting as meningitis.  While L. monocytogenes accounts for only four percent of bacterial meningitis cases in patients aged two to 60, it is responsible for 25% of cases in patients younger than two and older than sixty years. Thus, both neonatal and elderly patients with a high clinical suspicion for meningitis are empirically treated for L. monocytogenes. Unlike meningitis, encephalitis is relatively rare; it is estimated that anywhere from 6-24% of patients with neurolisteriosis exhibit signs of encephalitis presenting as focal neurologic deficits or seizures...