GERMAINE JACQUETTE, M.D.; PENELOPE H. DENNEHY, M.D.
To the editor: In their review of the use of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in the treatment of bacterial meningitis, Levitz and Quintiliani (1) conclude that it may play a major role in treatment of resistant gram-negative and Staphylococcus aureus meningitides. They also cite two reports of successful use of the drug in Listeria monocytogenes meningitis. We report our experience and note additional cases in the literature indicating that trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole should be considered in the treatment of Listeria meningitis in appropriate situations.
A 73-year-old man with a history of resected renal cell Carcinoma, prostatectomy, recurrent urinary tract infections, and mild renal insufficiency was
JACQUETTE G, DENNEHY PH. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole in Listeria monocytogenes Meningitis. Ann Intern Med. ;102:866–867. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-866_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):866-867.
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