Top 10 Trends in Medicine, August 2014

August 26, 2014

#7 Clinical Trend: Listeria Monocytogenes

Typically a food-borne organism, Listeria monocytogenes, although an uncommon cause of illness in the general population, is an important pathogen in pregnant patients, neonates, elderly individuals, and immunocompromised individuals. Patients with cancer, particularly those of blood, are also at high risk for listeria infection. The overall mortality rate of L monocytogenes infection is 20-30%.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Listeria Monocytogenes.

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