Which groups are at risk for Listeria monocytogenes (L monocytogenes) meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Groups at risk include the following:

  • Pregnant women

  • Infants and children

  • Elderly individuals (>60 years)

  • Patients with alcoholism

  • Adults who are immunosuppressed (eg, steroid users, transplant recipients, or persons with AIDS)

  • Individuals with chronic liver and renal disease

  • Individuals with diabetes

  • Persons with iron-overload conditions (eg, hemochromatosis or transfusion-induced iron overload)


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