Rapid identification of a listeria monocytogenes strain causing sepsis and meningitis in a non-cirrhotic patient with chronic hepatitis c infection not treated: A case report

We present a case of a 61-year old Caucasian woman who developed sepsis and meningitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes. Her medical history included chronic hepatitis C not treated, malnutrition, and previous alcohol abuse. Rapid identification of Listeria monocytogenes strain with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry system (MALDI-TOF) allowed early diagnosis. The possible pathophysiological association is discussed, along with the review of literature.

Jari Intra, Roberta M. Sala, and Paolo Brambilla
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