Diseases & Conditions


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Listeriosis


Synonyms of Listeriosis
  • Listeria Infection

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Granulomatosis Infantiseptica
  • Listeriosis of Pregnancy
  • Neonatal Listeriosis


General Discussion
Listeriosis is a rare infectious disorder caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which is usually transmitted to humans through the consumption of contaminated food. Clinical syndromes associated with Listeria infection include febrile gastroenteritis, sepsis, meningitis, encephalitis, and infections causing spontaneous abortions, stillbirth, and neonatal disease. Listeriosis is commonly fatal. Listeriosis most often affects unborn fetuses, newborns, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Prompt recognition and treatment of the disease is necessary to avoid several serious complications.

Organizations related to Listeriosis
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30333
    Phone #: 404-639-3534
    800 #: 800-311-3435
    e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
    Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Inquiry & Consumer Information
    Office of Inquiry and Consumer Information
    Rockville MD 20857
    Phone #: 301-827-4420
    800 #: 888-463-6332
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.fda.gov/fdahomepage.html
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    6610 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-6612
    Phone #: 301-496-5717
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    Washington DC 20037
    Phone #: 202-974-3000
    800 #: --
    e-mail: postmaster@paho.org
    Home page: http://www.who.ch/



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