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How does lysteria harm fetuses?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: In utero infection.

Listerial infection in pregnant women can lead to fetal death, premature birth, or infected newborns a characteristic severe in utero infection, granulomatosis infantiseptica, may result from transplacental transmission.
Infants with this disorder have disseminated abscesses and/or granulomas in multiple internal organs (liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, brain) and die soon after birth.

In brief: In utero infection.

Listerial infection in pregnant women can lead to fetal death, premature birth, or infected newborns a characteristic severe in utero infection, granulomatosis infantiseptica, may result from transplacental transmission.
Infants with this disorder have disseminated abscesses and/or granulomas in multiple internal organs (liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, brain) and die soon after birth.
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