Listerial rhombencephalitis in an immunocompetent young adult.

International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

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Kayaaslan BU, Akinci E, Bilen S, Gözel MG, Erdem D, Cevik MA, Bodur H. Listerial rhombencephalitis in an immunocompetent young adult. Int J Infect Dis. 2009;13(2):e65-7.
Listeria monocytogenes is a common cause of central nervous system infections, especially in immunosuppressed patients, infants and elderly people. Listerial rhombencephalitis is a rare and severe infection of the brainstem that is reported to have high mortality and frequent serious sequelae for survivors. We report the case of a 19-year-old healthy male who presented with listerial brainstem infection due to Listeria monocytogenes.