Listeria grayi bacteremia in a heart transplant recipient

A. Rapose, S. D. Lick, N. Ismail

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Abstract

Bacteria belonging to the genus Listeria have been isolated from food products of animal, plant, and fish origin, and are associated with infections in immunocompromised hosts, pregnant women, and infants. The species Listeria grayi has rarely been reported as a human pathogen. It has a unique antibiotic sensitivity profile. We describe a case of L. grayi bacteremia in a heart transplant recipient. The organism demonstrated a reduced sensitivity to ampicillin. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of vancomycin and ciprofloxacin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Bacteremia
  • Heart transplantation
  • Listeria grayi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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