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Listeria monocytogenes empyema in an HIV infected patient.
  1. A Marron,
  2. B Rosón,
  3. J Mascaró,
  4. J Carratalà
  1. Infectious Disease Service, Ciutat Sanitària i Universitària de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, Spain.


    Listeriosis in HIV infected patients is uncommon and usually presents as meningitis or bacteraemia. Pleural fluid infections caused by this organism are extremely rare. A case is described of empyema caused by Listeria monocytogenes in an HIV infected patient that was successfully treated with medical treatment only.

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