Treatment of listeria meningitis

  title={Treatment of listeria meningitis},
  author={Eva M. Jones and Ra Howe and Ap MacGowan},
  journal={The Lancet},
SIR—Jennifer Calder (Aug 2, p 307–08) highlights the importance of including Listeria monocytogenes infection in the differential diagnosis of adults with meningitis, but her interpretation of the treatment options requires clarification. Ampicillin with or without an aminoglycoside remains the best treatment for meningitis caused by L monocytogenes. Despite early reports of penicillin resistance in L monocytogenes, more recent work and much clinical experience have shown that ampicillin and… CONTINUE READING

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