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

Aminopeptidase T of M29 Family Acts as A Novel Intracellular Virulence Factor for Listeria monocytogenes Infection.
 

Author(s): Changyong Cheng, Xiaowen Wang, Zhimei Dong, Chunyan Shao, Yongchun Yang, Weihuan Fang, Chun Fang, Hang Wang, Menghua Yang, Lingli Jiang, Xiangyang Zhou, Houhui Song

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The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes employs a number of virulence determinants including metalloproteases to infect hosts. Here for the first time, we identified an M29 family aminopeptidase T (encoded by lmo1603) from L. monocytogenes that possesses a typical feature to ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2015

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[Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in immunocompetent children: unpasteurized cheese likely cause of infection].
 

Author(s): María Del C Valdivia-Tapia, Elizabeth Pinelo-Chumbe, Nilton Y Carreazo

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2015 Aug;32(4):464-6.

 

Listeria meningoencephalitis is a rare condition, occurring mainly in immunocompromised patients. We present two cases of Listeria monocytogenes meningoencephalitis in immunocompetent children, with successful treatment with betalactam/aminoglycoside combination. Unpasteurized cheese ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2015

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ISG15 counteracts Listeria monocytogenes infection.
 

Author(s): Lilliana Radoshevich, Francis Impens, David Ribet, Juan J Quereda, To Nam Tham, Marie-Anne Nahori, Hélène Bierne, Olivier Dussurget, Javier Pizarro-Cerdá, Klaus-Peter Knobeloch, Pascale Cossart

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ISG15 is an interferon-stimulated, linear di-ubiquitin-like protein, with anti-viral activity. The role of ISG15 during bacterial infection remains elusive. We show that ISG15 expression in nonphagocytic cells is dramatically induced upon Listeria infection. Surprisingly this induction ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2015

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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of host GTPases in infection by Listeria monocytogenes.
 

Author(s): Keith Ireton, Luciano A Rigano, Georgina C Dowd

Journal: Cell. Microbiol.. 2014 Sep;16(9):1311-20.

 

The bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes induces internalization into mammalian cells and uses actin-based motility to spread within tissues. Listeria accomplishes this intracellular life cycle by exploiting or antagonizing several host GTPases. Internalization into human cells ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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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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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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Neurological Consequences of Perinatal Listeriosis Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Perinatal Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2016

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