Inflammatory pseudotumor of the heart caused by Listeria monocytogenes infection

Amos Adler*, Angela Fimbres, John Marcinak, Amy Johnson, Xiaotian Zheng, Susan Hasegawa, Stanford T Shulman

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Abstract

Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the heart is rare and of unknown etiology. We present a case of cardiac IPT caused by Listeria monocytogenes that evolved following gastroenteritis in a previously healthy child. L. monocytogenes, known to cause acute invasive infections, has not been reported previously as a cause of cardiac infection in children or of IPT. The literature concerning infectious IPT is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

Keywords

  • Cardiac infections
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudotumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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