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 192 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

How climate change can fuel listeriosis outbreaks in South Africa.
 

Author(s): M F Chersich, F Scorgie, H Rees, C Y Wright

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Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Listeriosis during the period 2003-2016.
 

Author(s): Eva Barreiro Alonso, Javier Santamaría Del Tío, Eva María Fonseca Aizpuru

Journal: Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2018 Jun;110(6):411-412.

 

Listeria monocytogenes can cause invasive disease in immunocompromised patients. We have retrospectively reviewed the clinical characteristics, treatment and evolution of the cases of listeriosis registered at our center during a long period of 14 years. Listeria monocytogenes infection ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Septicemic listeriosis: An emerging food-borne illness in India?
 

Author(s): Angel T Miraclin, Susmitha K Perumalla, John Davis Prasad, Thambu David Sudarsanam

Journal: Indian J Med Microbiol. ;36(1):145-146.

 

Listeriosis is a food borne illness of significant public health concern, caused by consumption of food contaminated by gram negative bacilli, Listeria monocytogenes. Clinical listeriosis is relatively rare and it has varying spectrum of presentation, ranging from severe sepsis in ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epidemiology and treatment of the commonest form of listeriosis: meningitis and bacteraemia.
 

Author(s): Pasquale Pagliano, Ferhat Arslan, Tiziana Ascione

Journal: Infez Med. 2017 Sep;25(3):210-216.

 

Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacillus and facultative intracellular bacterium whose transmission occurs mainly through the consumption of contaminated food. Listeriosis has an incidence estimated at around three-six cases per million per year and the most common forms ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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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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