Erişkin Listeria monocytogenes Menenjiti Olgusu: Alkolizm Bir Risk Faktörü mü?*


DEMİRASLAN H., Çitil B. E.

FLORA İNFEKSİYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLİNİK MİKROBİYOLOJİ DERGİSİ, vol.18, no.4, pp.193-195, 2013 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : FLORA İNFEKSİYON HASTALIKLARI VE KLİNİK MİKROBİYOLOJİ DERGİSİ
  • Page Numbers: pp.193-195

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is the third common cause of bacterial meningitis. It is an important cause of life-threatening infections in immunocompromised population. A 52-year-old immunocompetent man with chronic alcohol consumption was admitted to the emergency
department with fever and confusion. In cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), 800 leukocytes (neuthrophil 70%) per mL were found and CSF/serum glucose rate was 0.58. Ceftriaxone and penicillin G were administered to the patient. L. monocytogenes grew from CSF sample.
The patient was discharged after penicillin G treatment had been given for 14 days. In conclusion, L. monocytogenes should be considered in elderly and alcoholic patients with clinical symptoms of meningitis.