Failure of Listeria monocytogenes Keratitis to Respond to Topical Ofloxacin

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Abstract

Methods:

Case report.

Results:

We report a case of Listeria monocytogenes keratitis in a young healthy adult that failed to respond to standard empirical therapy for bacterial keratitis but was treated successfully with topical ampicillin, chloramphenicol, and systemic amoxicillin.

Conclusion:

This case demonstrates the need for identification of the offending pathogen to guide appropriate treatment. It also demonstrates discrepancy between in vitro sensitivity and clinical response.

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