The authors report on a newborn admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Gaslini Institute for serious respiratory insufficiency who died on the third day of life because of a sepsis due to Listeria monocytogenes. The authors focus on the patient's history and clinical picture and on the histological evaluation of the lesions observed. The importance of infection in pregnancy and the possible severe consequences of listeriosis on the foetus are underlined, stressing the need for early diagnosis and adequate treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fatal neonatal listeriosis after maternal infection acquired with ingestion of fresh home-made cheese|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health