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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

A patient with tonsillar lymphoma with invasive listeriosis imitating acute ischemic stroke


Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jing- Gu Jiang
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, No. 21, Sec. 2, Nanya S. Rd., Banciao District, New Taipei City 220
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/JCRP.JCRP_33_20

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Prior cytotoxic chemotherapy and the long-term use of prednisone can impair immunity. Listeria monocytogenes can cause invasive infections in these immunocompromised patients with a lower number of microorganisms. This can lead to central nervous system infections which may have similar initial clinical presentations to ischemic stroke.


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