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


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


Listeria monocytogenes; Pericarditis; Listeriosis; Foodborne infections

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