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Table 1 Listeria meningitis in healthy and immunocompetent children

From: Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in immunocompetent and healthy children: a case report and a review of the literature

Author, year of publication, nation, reference Patient, age (y/m), sex (M/F) Specific antibiotic treatment for Listeria Duration of antibiotic treatment for Listeria Complications Outcome
Schneeberger et al., 1996, The Netherlands [14] 30 m, F Amoxicillin
tobramycin
14 days
4 days
None Discharge
Economou et al., 2000, Greece, [4] 14 m, M
3 y, F
Ampicillin-gentamicin
NA
4 weeks
NA
None
Seizures
Discharge
Death
Hitomi et al., 2004, Japan, [5] 2 y, M Ampicillin-gentamicin, PB, TMP 20 days None Discharge
Ulloa-Gutierrez at al., 2004, Costa Rica, [3] 10 y, F
3 y, M
6 y, M
Meropenem, amikacin, rifampin
Ampicillin-gentamicin
Ampicillin-gentamicin
22, 10, 14 days
NA
NA
Seizures; Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Discharge
Death
Death
Dilber et al., 2009, Turkey, [6] 7 y, M
18 m, M
Ampicillin-amikacin
Meropenem, vancomycin, ampicillin
21–14 days
21, 21, 14 days
None
SIADH; abducens palsy
Discharge
Discharge
Lee et al., 2010, Korea, [2] 7 y, F Ampicillin was added to the previous treatment NA Hydrocephalus Discharge
Peer et al., 2010, India, [7] 20 m, F Ampicillin, amikacin 21 days Seizures; bilateral rectus palsy Discharge: 5 months later partial left lateral rectus palsy
Ben Shimol et al., 2011, Israel, [8] 6 y, F Ampicillin, gentamicin 4 weeks ampicillin
12 days gentamicin
Hydrocephalus Discharge
Lobotkovà et al., 2014, Slovakia, [9] 2 y, M Ampicillin 6 weeks None Discharge
Gee et al., 2015, USA, [10] 2 y, M NA NA Increased ICP, bradyarrhythmia and hypotension Discharge (mild speech delay)
Papandreu et al., 2016, UK, [11] 3 y, F Ampicillin
Amikacin
Ampicillin
Vancomycin Ceftriaxone
27 days
20 days
3 weeks
AIDP Discharge
Polat et al., 2016, Turkey, [12] 7 m, F Ampicillin, gentamicin, subsequently replaced with TMP 26 days ampicillin
21 days TMP
None Discharge
Ohnishi et al., 2017, Japan, [13] 20 m, F Ampicillin
Gentamicin
26 days
21 days
None Discharge
Villa et al., 2017, Italy, [1] 7 y, M Ampicillin
Gentamicin
20 days
15 days
Left abducens nerve palsy Discharge: persistence of left abducens palsy 3 weeks later
Shimbo et al., 2018, Japan, [15] 10 y, F
6 y, M
Ampicillin
Ampicillin
Not reported
Not reported
MERS
TCM, left abducens nerve palsy
Discharge
Discharge
Xu et al., 2018, China, [16] 2 y, M Ampicillin
Vancomycin
Not reported MERS Discharge
  1. WBC White blood cells, CRP C-reactive protein, NA not available, PB panipenem-betamipron, TMP trimethoprim-sulfametoxazole, SIADH secretion of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, AIDP acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, MERS mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion, TCM takotsubo cardiomyopathy