Listeriosis

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Blood culture, Wound swab, faeces, food samples in an outbreak situation.

Risk factors

Immunosuppression, pregnancy, alcohol excess.

Neonatal period

Wound swab / aspirate from skin papules, if present.

Immunosuppression

See Infection (increased susceptibility)

Pregnancy

 

Presentations

 

Bacteraemia/Septicaemia

 

Meningitis

Cerebrospinal fluid examination.

Encephalitis

Cerebrospinal fluid examination.