Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  2000 Nov;7(2):245-249. 10.14776/kjpid.2000.7.2.245.

Early-Onset Sepsis Due to Listeria Monocytogenes in a Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. sungheeo@email.hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is one of the important causes of neonatal sepsis and listerial neonatal infection manifests in two forms : Early-onset sepsis syndrome, associated with spontaneous abortion, still birth, preterm labor, granulomatosis infantiseptica, respiratory distress, sepsis, hemodynamic compromise and late-onset listerosis mainly associated with meningitis. Cases of neonatal listerosis reported in Korea have been rare and all were full term newborns. We, herein, report a case of early-onset sepsis due to L. monocytogenes in a extremely low birth weight infant who were born in a critical condition and succumbed in the second day of life despite the intensive care.

Keyword

Listeria monocytogenes; Neonatal sepsis; Extremely low birth weight infant
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