listeria meningitis

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Related to listeria meningitis: Listeria monocytogenes
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Noun1.listeria meningitis - an infectious disease of animals and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed persons) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes various neurological symptoms
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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Guidelines issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of Southern Africa 6 years ago stated that empirical treatment with ampicillin for possible Listeria meningitis was indicated only in patients aged >50 years, or those who were immunocompromised because of immunosuppressive drugs, alcoholism, liver cirrhosis, asplenia, end-stage renal failure or diabetes mellitus.
Listeria meningitis complicating a patient with ulcerative colitis on concomitant infliximab and hydrocortisone.