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Acute cholecystitis with Listeria monocytogenes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23019807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Listeriosis, an opportunistic food-borne disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, is infrequent and occurs preferentially in patients at the extremes of age, during pregnancy or in immunocompromised hosts. Most common manifestations are maternofoetal and neonatal infections, severe invasive presentations such as bacteraemia with or without central nervous system symptoms occuring preferentially in immunosuppressed patients and self-limited gastro-enteritis affecting healthy individuals. Exceptionally, focal infections such as cholecystitis are described. We report here a case of acute cholecystitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes in an 82-year-old woman. Thanks to a successful treatment: cholecystectomy and antimicrobial therapy (amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid), the patient soon recovered. This case-report provides an opportunity to review the current literature concerning the association of Listeria monocytogenes and cholecystitis.
J Descy; P De Mol; M P Hayette; P Huynen; C Meex; P Melin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-16     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cholecystitis, Acute / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  surgery
Listeria monocytogenes*
Listeriosis / diagnosis*,  surgery

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