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Oral cancer, fever of unknown origin, and listeriosis

Lookup NU author(s): Neil McLean, Dr Michael Snow


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Listeriosis is a rare cause of fever of unknown origin in patients with oral cancer. We report two patients who, because of pain and discomfort, ate large quantities of soft cheeses; this caused listeriosis and fever. Both cases responded to high doses of amoxycillin. (C) 2002 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Morritt AN, Mclean NR, Snow MH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Year: 2002

Volume: 40

Issue: 5

Pages: 442-443

ISSN (print): 0266-4356

ISSN (electronic): 1532-1940

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone


DOI: 10.1016/S0266-4356(02)00138-9


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