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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Listeria meningitis complicating a patient with ulcerative colitis on concomitant infliximab and hydrocortisone.
A case of listeria meningitis showed high levels of adenosine deaminase in cerebrospinal fluid.
The causes of death were heart failure, Listeria meningitis, renal failure, sepsis, progressive multifocal leukoen-cephalopathy, and intra-abdominal bleeding.