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A case of listerial meningitis treated with a regimen containing panipenem-betamipron

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Although panipenem-betamipron, which is commercially available only in Japan, is recommended for treatment of pediatric bacterial meningitis by some experts, only a limited number of clinical studies have been reported. In the present report, we describe a 2-year-old boy with meningitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes who was treated with a regimen containing panipenem-betamipron and recovered without any apparent neurological sequelae. On the basis of our experience and previous reports, panipenem-betamipron appears to be effective for the treatment of listerial meningitis.

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Correspondence to Shigemi Hitomi.

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Hitomi, S., Ohto, T., Okamoto, M. et al. A case of listerial meningitis treated with a regimen containing panipenem-betamipron. J Infect Chemother 10, 242–244 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10156-004-0323-5

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Key words

  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Meningitis
  • Panipenem-betamipron