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Listeria brain abscess in a kidney transplant recipient.


 Chua, Jennifer A,
 Uy, Jean D,
 Tan, Dave B

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The Philippine Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
2001 Jan-Mar
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We report a case of 64 year old male, Chinese with a sudden onset of seizure, focal neurologic deficit and deterioration of sensorium. He had kidney transplant few months prior to admission in China and was maintained on chronic immunosuppression using tacrolimus, mycophenolate and prednisone. Early diagnosis of listeriosis was established by blood culture and direct gram staining. CT scan likewise facilitated the diagnosis. Prompt administration of antibiotics (Ampicillin 2 gm/IV q4h x 8 weeks and Gentamycin 80mg/IV g12h x 4 weeks) and surgical evacuation altered the course to a favorable one. We ended with a conscious, coherent well-patient. Review of literature of similar cases showed scanty reports. (Author)

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