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Listeriosis

Causes of Listeriosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Listeriosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Listeriosis:

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Listeriosis Treatments

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Article Excerpts about Listeriosis

Listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. It can be avoided by following a few simple recommendations. (Source: excerpt from Listeriosis (General): DBMD)

Listeriosis is the name of the general group of disorders caused by L. monocytogenes. This is a...(Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated... (Source: excerpt from Listeriosis (General): DBMD)

Definitions of Listeriosis:

Gram positive bacterial infection with the genus Listeria including Listeria meningitis which causes clinical manifestations including fever, altered mentation, headache, meningeal signs, focal neurologic signs, and seizures.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

An infectious disease of animals and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed persons) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes various neurological symptoms
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Listeriosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Listeriosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Listeriosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Listeriosis. Of the 7 causes of Listeriosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Listeriosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Listeriosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Listeriosis:

Listeria monocytogenes
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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