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Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23109462     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a common and often serious complication of long standing ascites in the presence of advanced liver disease.1 We report a case of a 51- year-old man with alcoholic cirrhosis admitted to our department with jaundice, ascitis and lower limbs edema. A diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis was made and empiric therapy with cefotaxime was prescribed with no response. Three days later Listeria monocytogenes was detected in peritoneal fluid culture and amoxicillin was initiated according to in vitro sensibility test. Despite adequate antibiotic therapy, the patient died one week later.
Cláudia Cardoso; Isabelle Cremers; Ana Paula Oliveira
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of hepatology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1665-2681     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Hepatol     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  2013-04-15     Revised Date:  2013-05-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155885     Medline TA:  Ann Hepatol     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  955-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departament of Gastroenterology, Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Amoxicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Ascitic Fluid / microbiology
Cefotaxime / therapeutic use
Fatal Outcome
Listeria monocytogenes / isolation & purification*
Listeriosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / complications*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Peritonitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Treatment Failure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 26787-78-0/Amoxicillin; 63527-52-6/Cefotaxime

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