A Rare Case of Pericarditis due to Listeria monocytogenes 1/2a and 4b Serotypes

Isabel Domingues, Pedro Aroso, Mariana Goncalves, Edgar Pratas, Joao Carvalho, Sara Pinheiro, Filipe Breda, Lelita Santos

Abstract


Listeriosis is associated with the consumption of contaminated food and has a higher incidence in the elderly, immunocompromised and pregnant. There are a few reported cases of pericarditis due to Listeria monocytogenes, with a high mortality. We present a successful case of Listeria monocytogenes pericarditis in a 61-year-old patient and provide the clinical presentation, pathology and diagnostic challenge. Increasing awareness of foodborne infections would be important to promote its early diagnosis.




J Med Cases. 2019;10(2):49-52
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3244

Keywords


Listeria monocytogenes; Pericarditis; Listeriosis; Foodborne infections

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