Listeriosis complicating pregnancy

Cheung, Vincent Y. T.; Sirkin, Wilma L.
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p821
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 28 year old pregnant woman with abdominal cramps and fever. Her heart rate monitoring showed persistent fetal tachycardia with late decelerations, thus resulting in a cesarean section and a baby boy was delivered. The results of a blood culture showed listeria monocytogenes. It was concluded that listeria infection is more common in pregnant women than in nonpregnant women, and may present with fever or flu-like symptoms.


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