Title: A newborn with congenital listeriosis and a complex of congenital defects
- Wojciech Walas, Anna Major, Małgorzata Puziewicz-Krzemienowska, Krzysztof Burdynowski
- Case Reports
- Pediatric Review
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- listeriosis, newborn, congenital defects
The authors present afatal case ofa neonate with an inborn sepsis caused by Listeria monocytogenes and a complex of developmental malformations. Principal diagnostic and therapeutic problems related to listeriosis are discussed. Special attention ispaid to the possible relationship between intrauterine Listeria monocytogenes infection andformation ofcongenital defects. The role of Listeria monocytogenes in the aetiology ofcongenital infections in newborns is underlined.