Listerial rhombencephalitis in an immunocompetent young adult

Bircan Ünal Kayaaslan, Esragül Akıncı, Şule Bilen, Mustafa Gökhan Gözel, Deniz Erdem, Mustafa Aydın Çevik, Hürrem Bodur
2009 International Journal of Infectious Diseases  
A 19-year-old healthy male was admitted to our emergency room with chills, trembling, fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, diplopia and unsteady gait for two days previously. There was no history of underlying disease or other predisposing factors for listeriosis. At the time of admission, his temperature was 38.5 8C and his mental status was normal. He had left peripheral type facial paralysis, right-sided horizontal nystagmus, right-sided cerebellar ataxia, bilateral hypoactive deep tendon
more » ... xes and hypoesthesia on the right side of the face. Neck stiffness was not detected. Laboratory values were as follows: white blood cell (WBC)
doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2008.06.026 pmid:18926754 fatcat:v7jqpzk2jrc5fbcxldtiqw44ca