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Listeria monocytogenes

Alternative eponyms

  • Listeria
  • Listerella
  • Corynebacterium infantisepticum

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Now usually just called Listeria. A motile, gram positive, non spore-forming rod bacterium causing meningitis, lymphadenopathy and pyrexia.

Description

Now usually just called Listeria. A motile, gram positive, non spore-forming rod bacterium causing meningitis, lymphadenopathy and pyrexia. The most common manifestation in man is meningitis.

Listeria monocytogenenes is the only spesices of Literia pathogenic to man. It is usually seen in immunosuppressed patients.

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