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Spinal manifestation of neurolisteriosis

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Spinal symptoms in acute bacterial meningitis are rare. In a series of 10 cases of neurolisteriosis, we observed 2 spinal complications, one due to an acute intramedullary abscess, the other caused by chronic spinal arachnoiditis. Therefore, if spinal symptoms develop in acute bacterial meningitis,Listeria monocytogenes infection should be considered and early adequate antibiotic treatment be implemented.

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Pfadenhauer, K., Rossmanith, T. Spinal manifestation of neurolisteriosis. J Neurol 242, 153–156 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00936888

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Key words Listeriosis

  • Spinal abscess
  • Chronic spinal arachnoiditis