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PPID 2022, 2(1), 3; doi: 10.55636/ppid2010003

Rare Case of Thalamic Abscess Due to Listeria Monocytogenes

1 Infectious Disease, Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Miami, FL, USA
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Received: 10 Mar 2022 / Revised: 30 Mar 2022 / Accepted: 5 Apr 2022 / Published: 13 Apr 2022
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Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) infection is a rare cause of meningoencephalitis. Brain abscess represents only 1–10% of Listeria central nervous system (CNS) manifestations. The typical finding on magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the brain is ring enhancement after contrast administration. We report a 71-year-old female patient with anal squamous cell carcinoma who developed a fever and deterioration of mental status caused from a brain abscess. L. monocytogenes is a rare pathogen of thalamic brain abscess.
Keywords: listeria monocytogenes; thalamic brain abscess; rare location of listeria monocytogenes brain abscess; immunocompromised host
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Patel, P.M.; Rehman, A.; Rivera, C.I.; Tuda, C. Rare Case of Thalamic Abscess Due to Listeria Monocytogenes. private_pract_infectious_disease 2022, 2, 3.
Patel PM, Rehman A, Rivera CI, Tuda C. Rare Case of Thalamic Abscess Due to Listeria Monocytogenes. Private Practice Infectious Disease. 2022; 2(1):3.
Patel, Premalkumar M.; Rehman, Aliya; Rivera, Cynthia I.; Tuda, Claudio. 2022. "Rare Case of Thalamic Abscess Due to Listeria Monocytogenes." private_pract_infectious_disease 2, no. 1: 3.
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