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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 107-109

Supratentorial Listeria monocytogenes Brain Abscess in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis


Department of Internal Medicine, Autonomous University, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, México

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Dr. Romulo Omar Flores-Perez
Department of Internal Medicine, Autonomous University, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Dr. José Eleuterio González, Monterrey, México. Av. Madero Y Gonzalitos S/N, Colonia Mitras Centro, 64460 Monterrey Nl
México
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_233_18

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Meningitis and meningoencephalitis account for the majority of central nervous system infections by Listeria monocytogenes (Lm). Macroscopic listerial brain abscess is a rare infection. Early recognition of Listeria brain abscesses represents a major diagnostic challenge. Mortality from Listeria brain abscesses is high but can be reduced when appropriate treatment is timely started. Immunosuppressed patients are more often affected, and a high suspicion is needed for prompt identification. Treatment should be individualized taking into account the comorbidities, lesion size and location, bacterial resistance, and clinical and radiological response. We present a case of a supratentorial Lm brain abscess in a patient with liver cirrhosis whose family denied surgical management, and despite the large size, clinical and radiological success was achieved with 4 weeks of ampicillin.


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