Nosocomial empyema caused by a rare serotype, serotype 4c, of Listeria monocytogenes in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic kidney disease: A case report and review of the literature

Ju Sung Sim, Ja Kim Min, Jae Hyun Jung, Hwanil Kim, Seung Hee Baek, Jang Wook Sohn, Young Kyung Yoon

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The intracellular pathogen Listeria monocytogenes presents characteristically as meningoencephalitis and bacteremia. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of empyema caused by serotype 4c L. monocytogenes in an immunocompromised patient. This case supports the inclusion of L. monocytogenes infection in the differential diagnosis of empyema in an immunocompromised patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-827
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1



  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Empyema
  • Immunocompromised host
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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