Disease Information for Listeria hepatitis, newborn: Definition

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  • bacterial disease of newborns and adults often lethal in infancy and in pregnancy the cause of stillborns and abortion; adults usually are immune compromised or elderly; gastroenteritis is the presentation; complications include meningitis and meningoencephalitis, hepatitis, pneumonia, septicemia, endocarditis even abscesses; skin lesions and conjunctivitis occur; sensitive to penicillin and ampicillin with gentamycin, also TMP/SMX

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