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Can you have listeria without a fever

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Doctor followup: You need to followup with your child's doctor. Listeria is diagnosed by testing bodily fluids including blood, urine or cerebrospinal fluid.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
If you have green: poop and fever, then look inside the belly for cause. You may need a CT, or stool culture, or GI workup. If you have headache with fever, perhaps yo... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
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Or something else: Yes, it is possible, but it could also just be gastroenteritis from an ‘ordinary’ virus, bacteria or parasite. Listeria is only a serious problem in ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe (not): Listeria is pretty rare. It is spread through things like deli-meat, unpasteurized milk or contaminated vegetables or cheese. If everyone with a st... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends: If mild (and not pregnant) treatment may not be needed. Pregnancy has a much bigger risk.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Listeria: Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes a foodborne illness called Listeriosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Totally: Although but are bacteria usually acquired by the foodborne route and are more serious in immune suppressed people and the elderly, listeria causes me... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Probably not: Listeria has been associated with milk and milk products like, brie cheese, and most recently cantalope, but not peanuts.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Not typically: The acute infection consists of fever and watery diarrhea. You may have other bowel disease if you are poorly absorbing fat. Be seen. All the best.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea caused by listeria usually lasts two days in healthy individuals.

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