Listeria meningoencephalitis in HIV-infected patient from Samara region of Russia
Konnova T.V., Suzdaltsev A.A., Golik O.O., Krivosheeva S.I.
Samara State Medical University of Minzdrav of Russia, Samara, Russia
Listeriosis is an infectious disease of animals and humans, occurring in various clinical forms: latent carriage, with gastrointestinal lesions or with involvement in the pathological process of central nervous system (meningoencephalitis) and the development of septicemia. One of the main reasons for the increase of listeriosis in the world is the HIV epidemic. In the Russian Federation, most cases of bacterial meningoencephalitis remain unencrypted. In the Samara region in 2018, two fatal cases of serous meningoencephalitis were registered in patients with HIV infection. The reasons for the ineffectiveness of treatment were the presence of severe immunosuppression, rejection of art and low sensitivity of the pathogen to antibacterial drugs.