Actualité

Diagnostic de la neurolistériose pédiatrique

  • Recherche,
  • Santé-Sciences-Technologie,
  • Santé-social,
Date(s)

le 30 avril 2019

Projet de recherche clinique dirigé par le Prof. M. Périvier (CHRU de Tours) auquel le Prof. P. Castelnau a participé

Pediatric neurolisteriosis: A diagnosis to consider even in the absence of immunodeficiency

Abstract

Neurolisteriosis is known to affect vulnerable groups, for example neonates or children with immunodeficiency. This is a key point of the current clinical guidelines regarding pediatric meningitis. We report a rare case of neurolisteriosis in an immunocompetent infant, without the typical signs of listeriosis, which led to a delay in administering the appropriate antibiotherapy. This case illustrates the clinical heterogeneity of neurolisteriosis and the relevance of appropriate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests when the clinical presentation differs from the current guidelines. This case also reminds us that raw or unpasteurized milk-based food products pose a risk even in immunocompetent infants or children.

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Keywords

#Listeria #Meningitis #Neurolisteriosis #PCR multiplex

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