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August 1982

Listeria Rhombencephalitis: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Infectious Diseases (Drs Weinstein and Schiavone) and Neurology (Dr Furlan), Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(8):514-516. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510200056012

• A 24-year-old woman had Listeria rhombencephalitis. Progressive dysfunction of cranial nerves V through IX developed during a two-week period. Listeria monocytogenes subsequently grew in CSF, and the patient responded to antibiotic therapy.