A 42-year-old member asked:
Can lysteria get in the bone?
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Family Medicine 40 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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