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

Listeria monocytogenes induces host DNA damage and delays the host cell cycle to promote infection.
 

Author(s): Elsa Leitão, Ana Catarina Costa, Cláudia Brito, Lionel Costa, Rita Pombinho, Didier Cabanes, Sandra Sousa

Journal: Cell Cycle. 2014 ;13(6):928-40.

 

Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is a human intracellular pathogen widely used to uncover the mechanisms evolved by pathogens to establish infection. However, its capacity to perturb the host cell cycle was never reported. We show that Lm infection affects the host cell cycle progression, ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

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A mouse model of foodborne Listeria monocytogenes infection.
 

Author(s): Elsa N Bou Ghanem, Tanya Myers-Morales, Sarah E F D'Orazio

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Listeria monocytogenes causes foodborne disease in humans that ranges in severity from mild, self-limiting gastroenteritis to life-threatening systemic infections of the blood, brain, or placenta. The most commonly used animal model of listeriosis is intravenous infection of mice. ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2014

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Highly rifampin-resistant Listeria monocytogenes isolated from a patient with prosthetic bone infection.
 

Author(s): Viviane Chenal-Francisque, Caroline Charlier, Saleem Mehvish, Hélène Dieye, Alexandre Leclercq, Patrice Courvalin, Marc Lecuit

Journal: Antimicrob. Agents Chemother.. 2014 ;58(3):1829-30.

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014

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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Central nervous system infection by Listeria monocytogenes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: analysis of 26 cases, including the report of a new case.
 

Author(s): Gabriel Horta-Baas, Omar Guerrero-Soto, Leonor Barile-Fabris

Journal: Reumatol Clin. ;9(6):340-7.

 

Infections in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus cause significant morbidity. Infection due to Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is considered an opportunistic disease, and has been published on rare occasions in patients with SLE.

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2013

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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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Listeria infection in patients on anti-TNF treatment: report of two cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Cândida Abreu, Fernando Magro, Filipe Vilas-Boas, Susana Lopes, Guilherme Macedo, António Sarmento

Journal: J Crohns Colitis. 2013 Mar;7(2):175-82.

 

Listeria monocytogenes is an aerobic gram positive intracellular bacillus, predominantly affecting pregnant women, immunocompromised patients and old individuals. Invasive listeriosis, meningitis and meningoencephalitis, bacteraemia with or without joint, eye or heart focalization ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2013

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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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