High-dose amoxicillin should be included in the empirical treatment of suspected meningitis in patients at risk of HIV infection

Talbot, Ben Edward Michael, Webster, Daniel, Fisher, Martin and Alexander, Eliza (2011) High-dose amoxicillin should be included in the empirical treatment of suspected meningitis in patients at risk of HIV infection. BMJ Case Reports. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

The authors report on a case of Listeria rhomboencepahlitis in a previously undiagnosed HIV positive man. This case is of interest as the incidence of Listeria has increased dramatically in recent years and so may increase in the HIV-infected population. The organism is inherently resistant to cephalosporin antibiotics, empirically employed in the treatment of central nervous system infections and thus highlights the need to include amoxicillin in meningitis treatment regimes in patients at risk of HIV infection as well as the older and those known to be immuno-compromised.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0109 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Depositing User: Ellen Thomas
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 10:29
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 10:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41631
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