Listeriosis

  • M. J. R. Gilchrist

Abstract

Man and animals are infected. Clinical manifestations depend on the species and immune status of the animal. A primary bacteremia may be followed by a localizing infection. Neurotropic in many animals, the organism produces a preponderance of meningitis in humans and encephalitis in ruminants (Gray and Killinger, 1966). The organism also exhibits a tropism for the products of conception in humans and many animals, resulting in abortion, stillbirth, or neonatal infections.

Keywords

Xylose Lactobacillus Mannitol Gentamicin Peritonitis 

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