Is amoxicillin-cotrimoxazole the most appropriate antibiotic regimen for listeria meningoencephalitis? Review of 22 cases and the literature.

From June 1983 to January 1994, 22 adult patients with severe Listeria monocytogenes meningoencephalitis were observed in our Intensive Care Unit. Listeria monocytogenes was obtained in culture in cerebrospinal fluid or blood for every patient. Seven patients were treated with the combination ampicillin-aminoglycoside (group A) and 15 patients with the… CONTINUE READING