Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in children in France

Archives de pédiatrie : organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie
L Crouzet-OzendaGroupe des Pédiatres et Microbiologistes de l'Observatoire National des Méningites Bactériennes de l'Enfant

Abstract

Listeriosis is a serious invasive disease which affects mainly pregnant women, newborns and immunocompromised adults. To analyze specifically the epidemiological and clinical data of the meningitis due to Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), from the French Network of Surveillance of Bacterial Meningitis in childhood. Patients were aged 0 to 18 years. The diagnosis was based on a combination of a feverish meningeal syndrome and a positive culture of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and/or a positive PCR in the CSF and/or positive blood culture associated with a pleiocytose. Among 2539 cases of bacterial meningitis recorded in 6 years (2001 to 2006), 18 cases were due to Lm (0.7 %) (sex ratio M / F : 0.8). The average of age was 2.5 years (median : 0.5 ; ext : 0-15.1). The serotype of Lm was 4B in half of the cases. Most cases have occured in summer and autumn. Two patients presented an acquired or congenital immunodeficiency. Fifty-six percent (n=10) were younger than 1 year, among them, 7 were newborns. The CSF direct microbiologic investigation was suggestive of Lm (Gram positive bacilli) only in two cases, but the culture of CSF was positive for 16 patients and the blood culture was positive for 2 other patients. Three of 18 patients died ...Continue Reading

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Mar 22, 2003·FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology·Mehmet Doganay
Sep 6, 2005·Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America·Edouard BingenUNKNOWN Bacterial Meningitis Study Group
Aug 28, 2007·Microbes and Infection·Bala Swaminathan, Peter Gerner-Smidt
Apr 29, 2008·Emerging Infectious Diseases·Véronique GouletHenriette de Valk
Mar 14, 2009·Archives de pédiatrie : organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie·C LevyUNKNOWN Groupe des pédiatres et microbiologistes de l'Observatoire National des Méningites

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Citations

Jul 9, 2010·Clinical Microbiology Reviews·Matthijs C BrouwerDiederik van de Beek
May 5, 2010·Infection and Immunity·Walid MohamedTrinad Chakraborty
Jun 19, 2010·Wiener klinische Wochenschrift·Claudia MetelmannWerner Handrick
Mar 20, 2019·Archives de pédiatrie : organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie·L PicardM Périvier

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