Listeriosis

Common Name(s)

Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a form of bacterial infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, The severity of this condition ranges from minor flu-like symptoms to death. The bacteria can attack the central nervous system, causing a variety of neurological problems, including meningitis, seizures and loss of certain brain functions. In addition, individuals with a weak immune system are susceptible to systemic problems. Normal individuals often experience digestive problems or stomach pain. Individuals may contract this infection from eating contaminated food; the bacteria enters other organ systems by passing through the intestinal walls. Doctors diagnose this disease through blood and cerebrospinal fluid examinations. Treatment depends on the severity of the infection. Doctors often provide patients with long-term doses of antibiotics, primarily ampicillin and gentamicin, to rid the body of the bacteria.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 185 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Burden of salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and listeriosis: a time series analysis, Belgium, 2012 to 2020.
 

Author(s): Charline Maertens de Noordhout, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Juanita A Haagsma, Arie H Havelaar, Sophie Bertrand, Olivier Vandenberg, Sophie Quoilin, Patrick T Brandt, Niko Speybroeck

Journal: Euro Surveill.. 2017 Sep;22(38):.

 

Salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and listeriosis are food-borne diseases. We estimated and forecasted the number of cases of these three diseases in Belgium from 2012 to 2020, and calculated the corresponding number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The salmonellosis time ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Limited Colonization Undermined by Inadequate Early Immune Responses Defines the Dynamics of Decidual Listeriosis.
 

Author(s): Gabrielle Rizzuto, Elisa Tagliani, Priyanka Manandhar, Adrian Erlebacher, Anna I Bakardjiev

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The bacterial pathogen causes foodborne systemic disease in pregnant women, which can lead to preterm labor, stillbirth, or severe neonatal disease. Colonization of the maternal decidua appears to be an initial step in the maternal component of the disease as well as bacterial transmission ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A clade of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b variant strains linked to recent listeriosis outbreaks associated with produce from a defined geographic region in the US.
 

Author(s): Laurel S Burall, Christopher J Grim, Atin R Datta

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Four listeriosis incidences/outbreaks, spanning 19 months, have been linked to Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b variant (4bV) strains. Three of these incidents can be linked to a defined geographical region, while the fourth is likely to be linked. In this study, whole genome sequencing ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment of the Incubation Period for Invasive Listeriosis.
 

Author(s): Kristina M Angelo, Kelly A Jackson, Karen K Wong, Robert M Hoekstra, Brendan R Jackson

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Dec;63(11):1487-1489.

 

We characterized incubation periods among outbreak-associated listeriosis cases, using a simulation model to account for patients with multiple exposure dates. The median was 11 days; 90% of cases occurred within 28 days, and incubation periods varied by clinical manifestation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Listeriosis in Mexico: Clinical and epidemiological importance].
 

Author(s): Gloria Castañeda-Ruelas, Carlos Eslava-Campos, Nohelia Castro-Del Campo, Josefina León-Félix, Cristóbal Chaidez-Quiroz

Journal: Salud Publica Mex. ;56(6):654-9.

 

Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, an important food-borne disease due to its clinical forms, high mortality rate, and the economic impact in both clinical and food production industries. In Mexico, the lack of epidemiological surveillance systems leads to the need of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The global burden of listeriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Charline Maertens de Noordhout, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Frederick J Angulo, Geert Verbeke, Juanita Haagsma, Martyn Kirk, Arie Havelaar, Niko Speybroeck

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Nov;14(11):1073-1082.

 

Listeriosis, caused by Listeria monocytogenes, is an important foodborne disease that can be difficult to control and commonly results in severe clinical outcomes. We aimed to provide the first estimates of global numbers of illnesses, deaths, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neurological Consequences of Perinatal Listeriosis Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Perinatal Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2016

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Genetic Susceptibility to Listeriosis
 

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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: 31 Jul 2016

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