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Listeria Meningitis in Children: Report of Two Cases

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We report two cases of meningitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes in children. The first patient was a healthy 14-month-old boy and the second patients a 3-year-old girl with Byler disease which, however, is not reported as a predisposing factor for listeriosis. We present these cases because Listeria infection, although common in neonates, is extremely infrequent during infancy and childhood.

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Received: April 26, 1999 · Revision accepted: January 19, 2000

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Economou, M., Karyda, S., Kansouzidou, A. et al. Listeria Meningitis in Children: Report of Two Cases. Infection 28, 121–123 (2000).

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