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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2003 Jun;21(3):300-303. Korean. Case Report.
Kim MA , Chu CK , Kim SM , Jung YK , Sunwoo IN .
Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.

CNS infection due to Listeria monocytogenes is a rare condition that occurs primarily in immunocompromised patients. A predilection for the brainstem has been proposed but definite abscess formation is extremely rare. We report a case of necrotizing meningoencephalitis with diffuse extensive abscesses caused by Listeria monocytogenes in a chronic diabetic patient, whose diagnosis was based on blood culture and MRI findings.

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