Listeria Infections in Neonates

Although Listeria is a relatively uncommon cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis, it is important to include it as part of an initial differential diagnosis. An early presumptive diagnosis of Listeria infection may be possible with close attention to preliminary reports of Gram-positive rods. The appropriate choice of antimicrobial agents for treating Listeria infection in neonates should be guided by Listeria’s resistance patterns, the organism’s notable intracellular life cycle, and an awareness of likely anatomic sites of maternal and neonatal infections. Even a single occurrence of Listeria infection in a nursery may be related to a large outbreak. Accordingly, obtaining a nuanced exposure history and using contemporary outbreak monitoring and reporting tools may have broad benefits for controlling Listeria infection at its source and helping to limit its spread via large-scale food distribution networks.
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CONCLUSIONS: Our two cases demonstrate that the listeriosis outbreak should change the way we view bacterial meningitis in SA: according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, empirical treatment for meningitis should include ampicillin and gentamicin in all adult patients with features of meningitis. There may be a need for an updated meningitis treatment guideline in SA. PMID: 31131793 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 28 January 2019Source: Current Medicine Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Gunjan Mishra, Aakriti Soni, Arun Soni, Satish Saluja, Manoj Modi, Jaswinder Kaur OberoiAbstractAlthough Listeria is an uncommon cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis, perinatal listerial infection is the most common clinical syndrome caused by this organism. Foodborne outbreaks associated with consumption of dairy products and processed meat have been known in the past. Infected mother may present with flu-like symptoms, and premature labor and still births are known to occur in perinatal listeriosis. Neonates may ...
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Publication date: Available online 28 January 2019Source: Current Medicine Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Gunjan Mishra, Aakriti Soni, Arun Soni, Satish Saluja, Manoj Modi, Jaswinder Kaur OberoiAbstractAlthough Listeria is an uncommon cause of neonatal sepsis and meningitis but perinatal listerial infection is the most common clinical syndrome caused by this organism. Foodborne outbreaks associated with consumption of dairy products and processed meat has been known in the past. Infected mother may present with flu like symptom and premature labor and still births are known to occur in perinatal listeriosis. Neonates may ...
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Authors: Lawtongkum W, Thisyakorn U Abstract The prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes infection has been characterized as rare in Thailand. Within one month, 3 cases of listeriosis were seen at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket, Thailand. Two cases were neonates with septicemia, of which one made an uneventful recovery and the other expired. The third case was an eleven-year-old boy with meningitis who also succumbed to his illness. All isolated L. monocytogenes were sensitive to ampicillin. An outbreak investigation revealed no L. monocytogenes contamination in tested food sources in Phuket. PMID: 27249907 [PubMed - in process]
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