Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes
Tsivitanidou M., .
A case of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Listeria
monocytogenes in a patient with non-alcoholic cirrhosis
is reported. The patient was initially treated with cefotaxime,
antibiotic often selected as empiric therapy of all
episodes. The increasing cephalosporins implication of
Listeria spp to this type of infection and the intrinsic resistance
of all isolates to 3rd generation are noted.
Key words: Listeria monocytogenes, spontaneous peritonitis,cirrhosis