Listeria infection

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Listeria infection

Listeria infection, also known as Listeriosis, is an infection caused by the bacteria listeria. Listeriosis is spread through contaminated food by the Listeria bacteria, direct contact with infected animals, or mother to child transmission during pregnancy. Listeria bacteria can be found in contaminated food through soil or manure used as fertilizer, uncooked meats and vegetables, processed foods that have become contaminated during or after processing, and unpasteurized milk or foods. People with a higher risk of serious illness from listeria include pregnant women, unborn babies and newborns, people with weakened immune systems, and older adults. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, nausea, or diarrhea, with most people only having mild symptoms. Other symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions can appear if the infection spreads to the nervous system. Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics and can be prevented by thoroughly cooking all raw foods, washing fruits and vegetables, and avoiding unpasteurized milk or foods.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 96 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Infection and detachment of total hip prosthesis due to listeria monocytogenes].
 

Author(s): Abdelhafid El Marfi, Abdelghani Elayoubi, Mohamed El Idrissi, Mohamed Shimi, Abdelhalim El Ibrahimi, Abdelmajid Elmrini, Hassan Fokiladeh

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Joint prostheses are increasingly used in our current practice. Infection is one of the most dreaded complications; it is most often due to germs of the skin flora. Listeria monocytogenes rarely causes this infection. We here report the case of a patient with hip prosthesis infected ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Route of Injection Affects the Impact of InlB Internalin Domain Variants on Severity of Infection in Mice.
 

Author(s): Konstantin A Sobyanin, Elena V Sysolyatina, Yaroslava M Chalenko, Egor V Kalinin, Svetlana A Ermolaeva

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():2101575.

 

The facultative intracellular pathogen causes a severe food-borne infection in humans and animals. invasion factor InlB interacts with the tyrosine kinase c-Met via the N-terminal internalin domain. Previously, distinct variants of the InlB internalin domain (idInlB) have been described ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Thioredoxin A Is Essential for Motility and Contributes to Host Infection of via Redox Interactions.
 

Author(s): Changyong Cheng, Zhimei Dong, Xiao Han, Hang Wang, Li Jiang, Jing Sun, Yongchun Yang, Tiantian Ma, Chunyan Shao, Xiaodu Wang, Zhongwei Chen, Weihuan Fang, Nancy E Freitag, Huarong Huang, Houhui Song

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Microbes employ the thioredoxin system to defend against oxidative stress and ensure correct disulfide bonding to maintain protein function. has been shown to encode a putative thioredoxin, TrxA, but its biological roles and underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we showed that ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Placental Infection.
 

Author(s): José A Vázquez-Boland, Emilia Krypotou, Mariela Scortti

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The Gram-positive facultative intracellular bacterium is the causative agent of listeriosis, a severe food-borne infection. Pregnant women are at risk of contracting listeriosis, which can potentially lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth, and congenital neonatal infections. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Innate and adaptive immunologic functions of complement in the host response to Listeria monocytogenes infection.
 

Author(s): Daniel G Calame, Stacey L Mueller-Ortiz, Rick A Wetsel

Journal: Immunobiology. 2016 12;221(12):1407-1417.

 

Listeria monocytogenes is a leading cause of foodborne-illness associated mortality that has attracted considerable attention in recent years due to several significant outbreaks. It has also served as a model organism for the study of intracellular pathogens. For these reasons the ...

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The Essential Role of Neutrophils during Infection with the Intracellular Bacterial Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes.
 

Author(s): Alexandra R Witter, Busola M Okunnu, Rance E Berg

Journal: J. Immunol.. 2016 09;197(5):1557-65.

 

Neutrophils have historically been characterized as first responder cells vital to host survival because of their ability to contain and eliminate bacterial and fungal pathogens. However, recent studies have shown that neutrophils participate in both protective and detrimental responses ...

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Neurological Consequences of Perinatal Listeriosis Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Perinatal Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2018

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Genetic Susceptibility to Listeriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2017

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National Study on Listeriosis and Listeria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Listeriosis; Pregnancy Complications; Infectious; Central Nervous System Infections; Septicemia; Sepsis; Listeria Monocytogenes

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2018

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