Listeria monocytogenes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Facultative, 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

  • FUO

  • Bacteremia

  • Septic abortion/miscarriage/stillbirth

  • Self-limited gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea

Infectious Disease consultation recommended to assist in evaluation/management.

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