Reference : Acute cholecystitis with Listeria monocytogenes
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Immunology & infectious disease
Human health sciences : Laboratory medicine & medical technology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/135094
Acute cholecystitis with Listeria monocytogenes
English
DESCY, Julie mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
De Mol, Patrick mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques >]
HAYETTE, Marie-Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
HUYNEN, Pascale mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
MEEX, Cécile mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
MELIN, Pierrette mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Microbiologie médicale >]
Jul-2012
Acta Clinica Belgica
Acta Clinica Belgica
67
4
295-297
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0001-5512
Bruxelles
Belgique
[en] cholecystitis ; Listeria
[en] 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.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/135094

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