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Treatments for Listeriosis

Treatment List for Listeriosis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Listeriosis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Hospital statistics for Listeriosis:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Listeriosis:

  • 0.0004% (56) of hospital consultant episodes were for listeriosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for listeriosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for listeriosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for listeriosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for listeriosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Discussion of treatments for Listeriosis:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Successful treatment with parenteral penicillin or ampicillin has been reported. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole has been shown effective in patients allergic to penicillin. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Listeriosis (General): DBMD (Excerpt)

When infection occurs during pregnancy, antibiotics given promptly to the pregnant woman can often prevent infection of the fetus or newborn.
Babies with listeriosis receive the same antibiotics as adults, although a combination of antibiotics is often used until physicians are certain of the diagnosis. Even with prompt treatment, some infections result in death. This is particularly likely in the elderly and in persons with other serious medical problems. (Source: excerpt from Listeriosis (General): DBMD)

Facts About Listeriosis: CDC-OC (Excerpt)

When infection occurs during pregnancy, antibiotics given promptly to the pregnant woman can often prevent infection of the fetus or newborn. Babies with listeriosis receive the same antibiotics as adults, although a combination of antibiotics is often used until physicians are certain of the diagnosis. Even with prompt treatment, some infections result in death. This is particularly likely in the elderly and in persons with other serious medical problems. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Listeriosis: CDC-OC)

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