Possible Causes for Listeria Meningitis in USA

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Listeria Meningitis

    The average age of CLL patients is more than 70 years and it should be noted that a complex clinical picture occurs in more than half of the cases due to coexisting diseases. The CLL itself leads to unspecific symptoms such as general malaise and weakness, possibly also to fever, night sweats and weight loss. In…[1]

  • Listeriosis
    Listeria Monocytogenes Listeria Meningitis

    Listeriosis is an infection, caused by a bacterium known as Listeria monocytogenes. An individual can be infected through the consumption of Listeria-infested food; senior citizens, patients with a weakened immune system and newborn children are the most high-risk population groups. L. monocytogenes is a bacterial…[2]

  • Sarcoidosis
    Listeria Meningitis

    Sarcoidosis (Besnier-Boeck disease, Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease) is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by non-necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, predominantly in the lungs and intrathoracic lymph nodes. The presentation of the disease is highly dependent on the extent of…[3]

  • Diabetes Mellitus
    Listeria Meningitis

    Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder of multiple etiology, characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism due to defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. There are four main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2…[4]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Listeria Meningitis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. It may affect many tissues and organs and any joint lined by a synovial membrane may be involved. The active disease presents itself as fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle and joint pain and stiffness. The muscle pain is more prominent in the mornings…[5]

  • Multiple Myeloma
    Meningitis Listeria Meningitis

    Multiple myeloma is a neoplastic disorder characterized by clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow. 93% of patients will have more than one pathological fracture and/or bone lesion. 70% of patients will have bone pain. Bleeding can occur because of thrombocytopenia and even more rarely from…[6]

  • Hodgkin's Disease
    Listeria Meningitis

    Hodgkin disease (Hodgkin lymphoma) is a type of lymphoma, that is marked by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. The 4 subtypes of Hodgkin lymphoma are: Nodular sclerosis Hodgkin disease, Mixed cellularity Hodgkin disease, Lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin disease and Lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin disease. Hodgkin’s disease…[7]

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    Listeria Meningitis

    Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are malignant lymphomas that are not classified as Hodgkin's disease. They are characterized especially by painless adenopathy, fever, night sweats, fatigue and weight loss. Clinical presentation mostly depends on the subtype of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the area which it involves. It can either…[8]

  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
    Listeria Meningitis

    Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma) is a chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of indolent type that can manifest in life-threatening complications. The onset of WM is not specific for a typical clinical picture. In fact, in many patients, it is discovered through routine blood tests. Commonly…[9]

  • Portal Cirrhosis
    Listeria Meningitis

    Laennec's cirrhosis, also known as portal cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis, fatty cirrhosis, or atrophic cirrhosis, is named after René Laennec, a French physician and the inventor of the stethoscope. It is a disease of the liver in which the normal lobular architecture is lost, with fibrosis (scarring) and later nodular…[10]

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  1. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Symptoma
  2. Listeriosis, Symptoma
  3. Sarcoidosis, Symptoma
  4. Diabetes Mellitus, Symptoma
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Symptoma
  6. Multiple Myeloma, Symptoma
  7. Hodgkin's Disease, Symptoma
  8. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Symptoma
  9. Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia, Symptoma
  10. Wikipedia: Laennec's cirrhosis, CC-BY-SA-3.0