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Title: A newborn with congenital listeriosis and a complex of congenital defects

Author:
Wojciech Walas, Anna Major, Małgorzata Puziewicz-Krzemienowska, Krzysztof Burdynowski
Type:
Case Reports
Language:
PL
Journal:
Pediatric Review
Year:
2005
Volume:
35
Number:
1
Start page:
52
Final page:
54
ISSN:
0137-723X
Keywords:
listeriosis, newborn, congenital defects
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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.