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

Two outbreaks of Listeria monocytogenes infection, Northern Spain.
 

Author(s): Emilio Pérez-Trallero, Carmen Zigorraga, Junkal Artieda, Miriam Alkorta, José M Marimón

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Dec;20(12):2155-7.

 

In the province of Gipuzkoa, Spain (≈700,000 inhabitants), 7-12 episodes of human listeriosis were recorded annually during 2009-2012. However, during January 2013-February 2014, 27 episodes were detected, including 11 pregnancy-associated cases. Fifteen cases in 2 epidemiologically ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014

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The RAB5-GEF function of RIN1 regulates multiple steps during Listeria monocytogenes infection.
 

Author(s): Kavitha Balaji, Christopher T French, Jeff F Miller, John Colicelli

Journal: Traffic. 2014 Nov;15(11):1206-18.

 

Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogenic bacterium that invades intestinal epithelial cells through a phagocytic pathway that relies on the activation of host cell RAB5 GTPases. Listeria monocytogenes must subsequently inhibit RAB5, however, in order to escape lysosome-mediated ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2014

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Transfusion-related Listeria monocytogenes infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia.
 

Author(s): Giulia Tolomelli, Pier Luigi Tazzari, Michela Paolucci, Mario Arpinati, Maria P Landini, Pasqualepaolo Pagliaro

Journal: Blood Transfus. 2014 Oct;12(4):611-4.

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

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The terms "Listeria infection" returned 9 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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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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National Study on Listeriosis and Listeria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Listeriosis; Pregnancy Complications; Infectious; Central Nervous System Infections; Septicemia; Sepsis; Listeria Monocytogenes

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2015

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