[Rhombencephalitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes].

  title={[Rhombencephalitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Prieto and J. L. {\'A}lvarez Pardo and Jorge Arturo Nava L{\'o}pez and M. Victor Lema and J. Vx00E1zquez Castillo and Manuel Noya},
  volume={7 9},
The observation of an abscess in the brain stem and cerebellum due to Listeria monocytogenes is presented. The patient was a 55 year old diabetic, alcoholic, gastrectomized male in whom a febrile and meningeal syndrome developed. Three days later he had a progressive unilateral dysfunction of the cranial nerves. The cerebrospinal fluid showed pleocytosis of the polymorphonuclear cells, an increase in proteins and low glucose in relation with the glycemia. No parenchymatous lesion was observed… CONTINUE READING