Preterm Delivery due to Listeriosis in Third Trimester Pregnancy

Gun Gu Kang, Ji Yeon Choi, Seung Woo Yang, Han Sung Kwon, In Sook Sohn, Han Sung Hwang
2020 Perinatology  
Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous pathogen in the environment, capable of causing human and animal infection. Listeriosis is predominantly a foodborne illness caused by consumption of food contaminated with listeria. Listeriosis in pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and preterm labor. Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent of serious infection such as meningoencephalitis and septicemia with about 25% mortality rate. The frequency is as high as 50% in neonates. We ex
more » ... d a case of listeriosis in a singleton pregnancy at 28rd week of gestation that presented with fever, chill, lower abdominal pain, and eventually resulted in fetal distress and we finally performed emergency cesarean section. Pathologic results of the placenta, as well as blood and amniotic fluid culture of the mother confirmed Listeria monocytogenes infection. Neonatal blood culture also confirmed Listeria monocytogenes infection and neonate presents septicaemia, respiratory distress and granulomatosis infantisepticum. Highdose ampicillin, imipenem, cilastatin was used to Neonate and improved neonatal outcome and discharged. 서론 Listeria monocytogenes는 그람양성 단구 형태의 세균으로 리스테리아 속(genus) 중 유 일한 인간 감염을 일으킨다.
doi:10.14734/pn.2020.31.2.103 fatcat:o2tr2432yfebjfblnmhtgkm3dm