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Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis With Unilateral Abducens Palsy Complicating Novel H1N1 Influenza in a Toddler

Pinninti, Swetha Geetha MD*†‡; Tolan, Robert W. Jr MD§

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: September 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - pp 357-358
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182041ff2
Case Reports

A previously healthy Hispanic toddler developed novel H1N1 influenza infection, which was complicated by Listeria monocytogenes meningitis. Typical manifestations of listeriosis and the association of viral respiratory tract infections with invasive bacterial superinfections are discussed in the context of this novel complication.

From the *Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ; †University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and ‡Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,AL; and §Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

Correspondence to: Robert W. Tolan Jr, MD, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital at St Peter's University Hospital, MOB 3110, 254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. E-mail: rtolan@saintpetersuh.com.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.