Listeria Monocytogenes Infection (Listeriosis) Questions & Answers

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Karen B Weinstein, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

What is the pathophysiology of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

What is the prevalence of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) in the US?

What are the mortality rates for listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

What is the sexual predilection of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) during pregnancy?

Which physical findings are characteristic of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) in neonates?

Which CNS findings are characteristic of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of febrile gastroenteritis in listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

What causes listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Listeria Monocytogenes Infection (Listeriosis)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the diagnosis of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

Treatment

How is listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

How common are listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) epidemics?

How is listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis) prevented?

Medications

What is the role of antibiotic therapy in the treatment of listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Listeria Monocytogenes Infection (Listeriosis)?