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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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 67 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A mariner transposon-based signature-tagged mutagenesis system for the analysis of oral infection by Listeria monocytogenes.
 

Author(s): Joanne Cummins, Pat G Casey, Susan A Joyce, Cormac G M Gahan

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Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive foodborne pathogen and the causative agent of listerosis a disease that manifests predominately as meningitis in the non-pregnant individual or infection of the fetus and spontaneous abortion in pregnant women. Common-source outbreaks of foodborne ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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RIG-I detects triphosphorylated RNA of Listeria monocytogenes during infection in non-immune cells.
 

Author(s): Cristina Amparo Hagmann, Anna Maria Herzner, Zeinab Abdullah, Thomas Zillinger, Christopher Jakobs, Christine Schuberth, Christoph Coch, Paul G Higgins, Hilmar Wisplinghoff, Winfried Barchet, Veit Hornung, Gunther Hartmann, Martin Schlee

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The innate immune system senses pathogens by pattern recognition receptors in different cell compartments. In the endosome, bacteria are generally recognized by TLRs; facultative intracellular bacteria such as Listeria, however, can escape the endosome. Once in the cytosol, they become ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2013

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Developing the potential of using Galleria mellonella larvae as models for studying brain infection by Listeria monocytogenes.
 

Author(s): Niall Browne, Kevin Kavanagh

Journal: Virulence. 2013 May;4(4):271-2.

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2013

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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Early events regulating immunity and pathogenesis during Listeria monocytogenes infection.
 

Author(s): Matthew A Williams, Rebecca L Schmidt, Laurel L Lenz

Journal: Trends Immunol.. 2012 Oct;33(10):488-95.

 

Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is both a life-threatening pathogen of humans and a model organism that is widely used to dissect the mechanisms of innate and adaptive immune resistance to infection. Specific aspects of the immune response to systemic Lm infection can be protective, neutral, ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2012

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Monocyte-mediated immune defense against murine Listeria monocytogenes infection.
 

Author(s): Natalya V Serbina, Chao Shi, Eric G Pamer

Journal: Adv. Immunol.. 2012 ;113():119-34.

 

Infection of mice with Listeria monocytogenes induces a robust innate inflammatory response that restricts bacterial growth in the liver and spleen prior to the development of protective T cell responses. Ly6C(hi) monocytes contribute to the innate immune response following L. monocytogenes ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2012

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Antibiotic desensitization therapy in secondary syphilis and Listeria infection: case reports and review of desensitization therapy.
 

Author(s): Gil Magpantay, Anthony P Cardile, Cristian S Madar, Gunther Hsue, Conrad Belnap

Journal: Hawaii Med J. 2011 Dec;70(12):266-8.

 

Two adult cases, one of secondary syphilis and one of Listeria monocytogenes bacteremia, in which antibiotic desensitization therapy was utilized to assist treatment of active infection in the face of severe penicillin allergy. Clinical considerations are discussed that led to the ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2011

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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: 26 Jul 2013

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