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

Risk Factors for Sporadic Non-Pregnancy Associated Listeriosis in Germany-Immunocompromised Patients and Frequently Consumed Ready-To-Eat Products.
 

Author(s): Karina Preu├čel, Astrid Milde-Busch, Patrick Schmich, Matthias Wetzstein, Klaus Stark, Dirk Werber

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Non-pregnancy associated (N-PA) listeriosis, caused by Listeria monocytogenes, is a rare but severe disease, and is predominantly food-borne. Most cases appear sporadic and their infection vehicle remains unknown. Incidence has increased since 2008 in Germany. We aimed to identify ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Disease Burden of Invasive Listeriosis and Molecular Characterization of Clinical Isolates in Taiwan, 2000-2013.
 

Author(s): Yu-Tsung Huang, Wen-Chien Ko, Yu-Jiun Chan, Jang-Jih Lu, Hsih-Yeh Tsai, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Huei Sheng, Lee-Jene Teng, Po-Ren Hsueh

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The information about disease burden and epidemiology of invasive listeriosis in Asia is scarce. From 2000 to 2013, a total of 338 patients with invasive listeriosis (bacteremia, meningitis, and peritonitis) were treated at four medical centers in Taiwan. The incidence (per 10,000 ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2015

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Characterization of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from human Listeriosis cases in China.
 

Author(s): Yan Wang, Ying Jiao, Ruiting Lan, Xuebing Xu, Genyan Liu, Xiaoling Wang, Lanrong Zhang, Hui Pang, Dong Jin, Hang Dai, Xuejiao Yuan, Wei Zhang, Jianguo Xu, Changyun Ye

Journal: Emerg Microbes Infect. 2015 Aug;4(8):e50.

 

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The global burden of listeriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Charline Maertens de Noordhout, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Frederick J Angulo, Geert Verbeke, Juanita Haagsma, Martyn Kirk, Arie Havelaar, Niko Speybroeck

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Nov;14(11):1073-82.

 

Listeriosis, caused by Listeria monocytogenes, is an important foodborne disease that can be difficult to control and commonly results in severe clinical outcomes. We aimed to provide the first estimates of global numbers of illnesses, deaths, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Foodborne listeriosis acquired in hospitals.
 

Author(s): Benjamin J Silk, Morgan H McCoy, Martha Iwamoto, Patricia M Griffin

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Aug;59(4):532-40.

 

Listeriosis is characterized by bacteremia or meningitis. We searched for listeriosis case series and outbreak investigations published in English by 2013, and assessed the strength of evidence for foodborne acquisition among patients who ate hospital food. We identified 30 reports ...

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2014

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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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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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Neurological Consequences of Perinatal Listeriosis Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Perinatal Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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