Listeria monocytogenes infection in pregnancy and neonatal sepsis
AbstractAuthors report a fatal neonatal sepsis caused by Listeria monocytogenes. While the diagnostic procedure aimed to identify the microrganism is described, it is emphasized the importance to recover Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) and L. monocytogenes by means of vaginal-rectal swab culture. The intrapartum screening for L. monocytogenes, by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) providing results in 75 minutes is also evaluated.
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Copyright (c) 2008 Francesca Pascale, Vincenzo Rondinelli, Vittorio Focarelli, Raffaele Saraceno, Manuela Colosimo, Stefania Giglio, Maria Giuseppina Pascale, Nicola Iiritano, Giovanna Caruso, Antonio Marino, Francesco Caligiuri, Giacomo Fabiano, Melania Dragone, Ugo Mazzei, Rosanna Masciari
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