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Can lysteria get in the bone?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Unusual, but yes: Listeria usually is opportunistic pathogen causing meningitis (infxn of membranes covering the brain) or bacteremia (infxn in bloodstream), but there have been reports of rare cases of listeria osteomyelitis (bone infxn). Treatment is very difficult when infxn is in this location.

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