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

A novel mutation leading to a premature stop codon in inlA of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from neonatal listeriosis.
 

Author(s): Tereza Gelbíčová, Ivana Koláčková, Roman Pantůček, Renáta Karpíšková

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2015 Apr;38(2):293-6.

 

The study objective was to investigate whether the strain of L. monocytogenes serotype 1/2c isolated from neonatal listeriosis carries a premature stop codon (PMSC) mutation in the inlA gene. The strain was characterized by serotyping, macrorestriction analysis after digestion with ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2015

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Notes from the field: listeriosis associated with stone fruit--United States, 2014.
 

Author(s): Brendan R Jackson, Monique Salter, Cheryl Tarr, Amanda Conrad, Emily Harvey, Lisa Steinbock, Amy Saupe, Alida Sorenson, Lee Katz, Steven Stroika, Kelly A Jackson, Heather Carleton, Zuzana Kucerova, David Melka, Errol Strain, Mickey Parish, Rajal K Mody,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2015 Mar;64(10):282-3.

 

On July 19, 2014, a packing company in California (company A) voluntarily recalled certain lots of stone fruits, including whole peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots, because of concern about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes based on internal company testing. On July 31, ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2015

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Estimating the attack rate of pregnancy-associated listeriosis during a large outbreak.
 

Author(s): Maho Imanishi, Janell A Routh, Marigny Klaber, Weidong Gu, Michelle S Vanselow, Kelly A Jackson, Loretta Sullivan-Chang, Gretchen Heinrichs, Neena Jain, Bernadette Albanese, William M Callaghan, Barbara E Mahon, Benjamin J Silk

Journal: Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2015 ;2015():201479.

 

In 2011, a multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to contaminated cantaloupes raised concerns that many pregnant women might have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis during pregnancy can cause fetal death, premature delivery, and neonatal sepsis and meningitis. ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2015

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 18 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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