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Neonatal listeriosis: a case report from sub-Himalayas.

Authors
  • Mokta, K K
  • Kanga, A K
  • Kaushal, R K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of medical microbiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
28
Issue
4
Pages
385–387
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.71824
PMID: 20966576
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Perinatal listerial infection is the most common clinical syndrome caused by Listeria monocytogenes and includes abortion, still birth, neonatal sepsis, and meningitis. Reports of listeriosis from India are limited. Sub Himalayan . We report a case of neonatal listeriosis from Himachal Pradesh. A two-day-old full term male baby was referred from a peripheral hospital with fever listlessness, skin rash and non-acceptance of feed. Ceftriaxone was already started as an empirical therapy. Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood of the baby, and also from the genital tract of the mother. Unfortunately, the baby died before the preliminary report could be communicated.

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