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What tests shall I go for to diagnose listeria infection?

Listeria. Any tissue or fluid can be tested for an infection: skin, semen, blood, urine, wound discharge, sputum, etc. We typically go for the most likely source for the infection. For example, tuberculosis likes to reside in the stomach, so we test gastric juices for tb. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When can a listeria infection occur?

Contaminated Food. When you eat food contaminated with lysteria, it can take up to several months for you to have symptoms. Most people are real sick when they seek help. Read more...

What are the tests for listeria infection?

Listeria. Although acquired by ingestion of certain foods, it is difficult to culture from stool but, usually in immunocomprimised people, it can be isolated from CSF or blood. Read more...

What are the tests for listeria infections?

Culture. Best test for listeria is culture. Means isolation of bacteria from either blood or amniotic fluid. Once this is confirmed the treatment can be initiated. Read more...