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Scand J Infect Dis. 2006;38(9):825-8.

Neurolisteriosis mimicking herpes simplex encephalitis in an immunocompromized patient.

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Second Department of Internal Medicine, Tzanio General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece.

Abstract

Brain MRI was performed in an immunocompromized febrile and lethargic patient, revealing an asymmetric bilateral temporal lobe involvement, strongly suggestive of herpetic encephalitis. Nevertheless, PCR in CSF for Listeria monocytogens was positive. This case implies that Listeria might be considered in patients with clinical and imaging suspicion of herpetic encephalitis.

PMID:
16938743
DOI:
10.1080/00365540600551323
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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