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.

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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...
Higher susceptibilit. Any immunocompromized individual including the one on immunosuppressives, e.g., antirejection meds, is at higher risk to develop listeriosis. Read more...

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

Never hope so!!! But it is an infection that if you are going too get it, would be more common in a pregnant woman . Read more...
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...
Affects on newborn. Agree with other doctors with regard to affect on pregnancy. Must remember your baby too. Listeria infection is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease in newborns that may be treated if known about early enough. If you indeed are found to have Listeria, make sure you meet with pediatrician before baby is born and remind them again at birth that your baby was exposed during pregnancy. Read more...

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

Immunosuppression. If treatment of cancer has caused immunosuppression, you could be more susceptible to listeria infection and its complications. Read more...
Unlikely. Listeria infections are unusual. If you have cancer and have very low blood counts (specifically, leukopenia) ask your doctor for a list of foods and situations you should avoid. Adhering to this list will decrease your risk of infections, including listeria. Read more...

Is there a cure for a listeria infection?

Yes. While most listeria infections clear spontaneously, patients who are considered high risk due to pregnancy, old age or other factors, can be treated with antibiotics. Typically Ampicillin is the treatment of choice for listeria. Read more...

Help! I am worried about listeria infection! And my fetus?

See below. Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women. * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads * cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. Read more...

Are there effective medicinal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Hand hygiene. A panacea(if you will) against mostly all infectious diseases is practicing good infection control; good hand washing is the paramount among these practices. Read more...
Source control. Keep things clean. Cook meats and eggs thoroughly. Avoid hot dogs, deli meats, processed meats unless thoroughly cooked to 170 deg.Avoid unpasturized soft cheese. Do not leave proceesed food for prolonged periods at room temp. Listeria is a very real concern, with a high mortality rate. If you are pregnant, it can be devastating to your developing baby. See your doc if you suspect any infection. Read more...

I am pregnant, what foods should I avoid to prevent a listeria infection?

Uncooked/unpasteur. Unpasteurized cheeses, such as brie, feta, and bleu cheese, are not safe to eat during pregnancy because they could contain listeria. This bacteria can cause an infection in your baby. Other foods to avoid include raw or undercooked meat, shellfish, and eggs. Read more...
See below. Thoroughly cook raw food from all animal sources. Thoroughly wash raw vegetables before eating. Keep uncooked meats separate from other foods(avoid cross contamination). Do not consume unpasturized milk or cheese. Avoid soft cheses ie.Mexican style, brie, feta, blue cheeses. Avoid food from delicatessen counters or thoroughly reheat them. Read more...
Sushi, soft cheese. It used to be all soft cheeses, but it's really unpasteurized cheeses and homemade cheeses, which contain much more bacteria. Brie and camembert used to be off-limits, but they were ruled ok several years ago. Raw sushi too, though cooked sushi made around raw sushi may be something to beware of. There is some evidence that cold cuts are also to be avoided. Read more...
Listeria. Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs or raw meats. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from raw meat packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating refrigerated pâtés ; meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs ; meat. Read more...