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Why all pregnant women should not eat soft cheese?
Hint…. Gram positive rod with tumbling motility
Source - integration between Kaplan lecture notes and goljan audio
 

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Why all pregnant women should not eat soft cheese?
Hint…. Gram positive rod with tumbling motility
Source - integration between Kaplan lecture notes and goljan audio
organism-listeria monocytogens
S/S-flu like illness in pregnancy, disease is generally acquired in third trimester when immunity is low.
why we are concerned-because it can be transferred transplacentally leading to granulomatosus infantisepticum which will present with premature birth.
can lead to meningitis in neonate.
in immunocompromised hosts also listeria may present with meningitis.

management-aminopenicillins are doc.
 

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Yup - Listeria, Rx- aminopenicillins

Can cause spontaneous abortions too - Listeria in pregnancy is bad news...

The other things that kill neonates are E.Coli and Group B Strep.
 

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Why all pregnant women should not eat soft cheese?
Hint…. Gram positive rod with tumbling motility
Source - integration between Kaplan lecture notes and goljan audio
soft cheese listeria monocytogenes, gram positive rod with tumbling motility
who else has tumbling motility - trichomonas vaginalis
 
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