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ROTELA, Adriana  and  MAS, Valentina. Disseminated listeriosis: about a case. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2023, vol.8, n.1, pp.38-45.  Epub Mar 01, 2023. ISSN 2393-6797.

Listeriosis is an infectious, contagious, foodborne, preventable, and potentially serious disease. The clinical forms of presentation can be very varied, from gastroenterocolitis to severe sepsis and multisystem involvement. We discuss the case of a young woman with subacute neuropsychiatric and systemic manifestations, in a febrile context in which the diagnosis of invasive Listeriosis is reached through blood cultures. Deep parenchymal involvement in the form of multiple abscesses stands out as a less frequent presentation. Medical treatment, prolonged antibiotic therapy, with clear clinical imaging improvement is performed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high index of suspicion, optimization of diagnostic tools for a correct bacteriological relief and thus early initiation of antibiotic therapy.

Keywords : Invasive Listeriosis; Listeria monocytogenes; Multiple Abscesses.

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