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can lysteria get in the bone?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Nov 15, 2012

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