Tip 109b: Listeria 2

Listeria infection in neonates has a poor outcome: spontaneous abortion (10-20%), preterm delivery (50%) and intrauterine fetal death (11%).

At birth 34% of infants affected had signs of fetal distress, with 75% having meconium at delivery – particularly those who were born preterm.

Reference: Okike, I. O., Lamont, R. F., & Heath, P. T. (2013). Do we really need to worry about listeria in newborn infants?. The Pediatric infectious disease journal32(4), 405-406.

Previously published: 16/05/14, 06/05/16

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