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

Pregnancy-related listeriosis in France, 1984 to 2011, with a focus on 606 cases from 1999 to 2011.
 

Author(s): D Girard, A Leclercq, E Laurent, M Lecuit, H de Valk, V Goulet

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This study describes trends in the incidence of pregnancy-related listeriosis in France between 1984 and 2011, and presents the major characteristics of 606 cases reported between 1999 and 2011 to the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance through the mandatory notification ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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[Seroprevalance of brucellosis, listeriosis and toxoplasmosis in cattle in Adana province of Turkey].
 

Author(s): Sükran Yağcı Yücel, Mehmet Yaman, Cemal Kurt, Cahit Babür, Bekir Celebi, Selçuk Kılıç, Doğukan Ozen

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 Jun;38(2):91-6.

 

This study was conducted to identify the seroprevalance of diseases which are zoonotic and responsible from abortion such as toxoplasmosis, listeriosis and brucellosis in Holstein crossbred cattle of different age and sex in Adana province, between 2008 April-September.

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2014

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Population structure of Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b isolates from sporadic human listeriosis cases in the United States from 2003 to 2008.
 

Author(s): Sangmi Lee, Todd J Ward, Lewis M Graves, Cheryl L Tarr, Robin M Siletzky, Sophia Kathariou

Journal: Appl. Environ. Microbiol.. 2014 Jun;80(12):3632-44.

 

Listeria monocytogenes can cause severe food-borne disease (listeriosis). Numerous outbreaks have involved three serotype 4b epidemic clones (ECs): ECI, ECII, and ECIa. However, little is known about the population structure of L. monocytogenes serotype 4b from sporadic listeriosis ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

What is new in listeriosis?
 

Author(s): Almudena Hernandez-Milian, Antoni Payeras-Cifre

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():358051.

 

Listeriosis is a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes). L. monocytogenes is bacteria that usually infects some determined inhabitants, especially high risk patients such as the elderly, immunosuppressed patients and pregnant women. However, it can also affect ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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Systematic review of human listeriosis in China, 1964-2010.
 

Author(s): Yanfang Feng, Shuyu Wu, Jay K Varma, John D Klena, Frederick J Angulo, Lu Ran

Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2013 Oct;18(10):1248-56.

 

Listeria is an important foodborne pathogen with severe manifestations and high case-fatality rate. However, listeriosis is not yet a notifiable disease in China, and there is no national monitoring system for cases. We conducted a systematic review to better understand the clinical ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2013

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Cutaneous listeriosis.
 

Author(s): Casey E Godshall, Gina Suh, Bennett Lorber

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2013 Nov;51(11):3591-6.

 

Cutaneous infections due to Listeria monocytogenes are rare. Typically, infections manifest as nonpainful, nonpruritic, self-limited, localized, papulopustular or vesiculopustular eruptions in healthy persons. Most cases follow direct inoculation of the skin in veterinarians or farmers ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 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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