Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión impresa ISSN 0037-8682
ZHANG, Yi; ZANG, Guo-Qing; TANG, Zheng-Hao y YU, Yong-Sheng. Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in an immunocompetent adult: a case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.3, pp.410-411. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822012000300028.
Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is an uncommon cause of bacterial meningitis in immunocompetent adults. Patients with immunosuppression are at increased risk of developing serious invasive diseases, particularly meningitis. We describe a case of meningitis caused by L. monocytogenes in an immunocompetent and previously healthy 34-year-old adult. The patient received treatment with intravenous ampicillin plus amikacin and made a full recovery. L. monocytogenes should be suspected in immunocompetent adults with bacterial meningitis who fail to respond to empirical antibiotic treatment.
Palabras clave : Listeria monocytogenes; Meningitis; Immunocompetent adults.