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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

Human Listeriosis Caused by Listeria ivanovii

Christelle Guillet, Olivier Join-Lambert, Alban Le Monnier, Alexandre Leclercq, Frédéric Mechaï, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Magdalena K. Bielecka, Mariela Scortti, Olivier Disson, Patrick Berche, José Vazquez-Boland1, Olivier Lortholary1, and Marc LecuitComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France (C. Guillet, O. Join-Lambert, F. Mechaï, M.-F. Mamzer-Bruneel, P. Berche, O. Lortholary, M. Lecuit); Hôpital Necker–Enfants Malades, Paris (C. Guillet, O. Join-Lambert, F. Mechaï, M.-F. Mamzer-Bruneel, P. Berche, O. Lortholary, M. Lecuit); Institut Pasteur, Paris (A. Le Monnier, A. Leclercq, O. Disson, M. Lecuit); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (M. K. Bielecka, M. Scortti, J. Vazquez-Boland); Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (M. Scortti); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris (O. Disson, M. Lecuit); and Universidad de Léon, Léon, Spain (J. Vazquez-Boland)

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Reported human cases of Listeria ivanovii infection

Clinical condition Sex Underlying condition Year reported (reference)
Unknown* Unknown* Unknown* 1971 (3)
Uterine discharge F Pregnancy 1985 (4)
Mesenteric adenitis Unknown Unknown 1985 (4)
Stillbirth F Pregnancy 1990 (5)
Bacteremia M AIDS, lymphoma 1994 (6)
Bacteremia M Substance abuse 1994 (7)
Bacteremia M Hepatic carcinoma 2006 (8)
Gastroenteritis, bacteremia M Immunosuppression† 2007 (this study)

*Published as Listeria monocytogenes serovar 5 (pre-1986 designation of L. ivanovii).
†Polycystic kidney disease (which led to chronic renal failure and renal transplantation), chronic hepatitis C.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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