October 1977

Listeria monocytogenes Infection After Renal Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Schröter) and Surgery (Drs Schröter and Weil), University of Colorado Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Denver.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(10):1395-1399. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630220037011

Listeria monocytogenes infection has been observed in 13 patients, of a group of more than 700 renal transplants, treated during the past 13 1/2 years. The infection usually was manifested as bacteremia or meningitis. Twelve of the 13 patients survived the infection; one died of brain-stem herniation due to increased intracranial pressure. The recommended treatment is intravenously given ampicillin sodium.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1395-1399, 1977)