Inadequate management of pregnancy-associated listeriosis: lessons from four case reports

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Mar;20(3):246-9. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12281. Epub 2013 Jul 5.


Listeria monocytogenes infection during pregnancy can lead to dramatic fetal or neonatal outcomes. No clinical trial has evaluated treatment options, and retrospective studies of cases are therefore important to define optimal regimens. We report four cases of materno-neonatal listeriosis illustrating inadequate antimicrobial therapy management and discuss recommended treatment options.

Keywords: Amoxicillin; Listeria monocytogenes; infant; listeriosis; pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Disease Management
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Listeria monocytogenes*
  • Listeriosis / diagnosis
  • Listeriosis / drug therapy*
  • Listeriosis / microbiology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / microbiology*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult