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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

I have diabetes, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

Risk increased: Diabetics have increased risk from infections due to the systemic effects of diabetes. However, an increased risk does not mean that you personally will get complications, and many diabetics do very well with standard treatment. It's always a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


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I have a donated organ, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

Listeria infection: Yes there can be complications. Call your doctor to report the infection and discuss complications. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

See below: If you are pregnant and are infected with listeria, you are at an increased risk of : miscarriage premature delivery infection to the newborn death to the newborn (about 22% of cases of perinatal listeriosis result in stillbirth or neonatal death). Get checked asap if you think you might have been exposed or infected. ...Read more

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I am traveling internationally. How common is listeria in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is listeria in other countries?

Common, also in USA: Listeria is a serous illness spread by contaminated food. It causes fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and miscarriages/premature birth. Experts think the disease is under diagnosed worldwide; it is found on all 5 continents tested- in cities and rural areas. It is not prevented by refrigeration. Cdc prevention guidelines http://1.Usa.Gov/szwfyw can help you minimize your chance of contracting it. ...Read more

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What is listeria?

Listeria: Although entering the body almost always via the foodborne route, listeria can cause serious, life-threatening infection of the meninges especially in persons with immune defects such as from cancer chemotherapy and organ transplantation. In pregnant women, it can infect the placenta and the fetus and cause death of the fetus. ...Read more

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Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Yes: Listeriosis is a food borne illness caused by the listeria bacteria. Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure that hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; and mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating >. ...Read more

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Is listeria harmful?

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In some populations: Most people do not have to worry about a listeria infection, but it can cause a very serious infection in neonates, pregnant women (for the fetus), the elderly and immunocompromised individuals (e.g. Aids patients, transplant patients, etc.). ...Read more

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What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

Depends: If you are a child or a pregnant woman, then you may want to go ahead and notify your physician. If you are an otherwise healthy adult, you may wait to see if you develop vomiting and diarrhea before notifying your physician. Just because a food is recalled doesn't mean that the food you ate is contaminated. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more