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Listeriosis 

Listeriosis
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Listeriosis
Author(s):

H. Hof

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070637_update_003

July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up to date, with minor alterations made.

Updated on 28 Aug 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 11 December 2017

Listeriosis is caused by the Gram-positive bacillus Listeria monocytogenes, whose natural habitat is the soil. Consumption of soft cheeses, other dairy products, meat products, seafood, and vegetables is the principal route of infection. Patients at particular risk include those who are immunocompromised, very young, or very old. Pregnant women are also at risk, although they develop only mild disease, but the bacteria can be transmitted to the child either ...

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