Which physical findings are characteristic of Listeria infection (listeriosis)?

Updated: Jan 09, 2018
  • Author: Terence Zach, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Answer

Listeriosis presents in the same manner as other more common neonatal pathogens, such as group B streptococci and Escherichia coli.

  • Respiratory distress - Tachypnea, grunting, apnea, and retractions

  • Temperature instability

  • Poor feeding

  • Lethargy/irritability

  • Seizures

  • Granulomatosis infantisepticum

    • Erythematous rash

    • Small, pale nodules or granulomas


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