Listeria monocytogenes


Standard Precautions

General Information

Aerobic gram positive bacilli

Usually causes infection in neonates, pregnant women, elderly, and immunocompromised patients.

Foodborne illness associated with deli meat, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, and others.

Often occurs in outbreaks.

  • Meningitis

  • Rhombencephalitis

  • Fever of unknown origin

  • Bacteremia

  • Septic abortion/miscarriage/stillbirth

  •  Self-limited gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea

Infectious Disease consultation required to assist in evaluation/management.

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