Recurrent listeria monocytogenes meningitis in a patient with acute leukemia

Gerald P. Bodey, Evan M. Hersh, Emil J. Freireich

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A patient with acute leukemia who developed Listeria monocytogenes meningitis on two occasions is reported. During the first episode he was able to respond with adequate granulocytes in his cerebrospinal fluid; he recovered on antibiotic therapy. The second episode occurred when he was severely granulocytopenic and he died of his infection. This apparently is the first reported case of recurrent listeria meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1968
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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