Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Page: 18-20
Listeriosis in Pregnant Women in Morocco: A Case Report
Youssef Benabdejlil, Department of Gynecology-Obstetric-Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Mostafa Chegri, Department of Medical Biology- Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy- University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Fez, Morocco
Jaouad Kouach, Department of Gynecology-Obstetric-Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
Driss Moussaoui, Department of Gynecology-Obstetric-Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
Mohamed Dehayni, Department of Gynecology-Obstetric-Military Hospital Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed V Souissi, Rabat, Morocco
Received: Jan. 26, 2015;       Accepted: Feb. 1, 2015;       Published: Feb. 11, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20150301.14      View  2718      Downloads  183
Abstract
Listeriosis is a rare infectious disease. Pregnant women with listeriosis represent 1/3 of all listeriosis cases. Listeriosis is a foodborne disease. Sporadic as well as epidemic cases of listeriosis are usually related to contaminated processed food, especially meat dishes served in fast-food restaurants and dairy products. Pregnant women are at an increased risk for listeriosis infection. Unfortunately the symptoms are not specific and the diagnosis presents a considerable challenge. Although the literature offers some case reports on a complicated course of listeriosis during pregnancy the infection usually runs a mild course in pregnant women. Regardless, fetal or neonatal infection is related to very high risk of lethal complications in the newborn, among others: sepsis, meningitis or pneumonia. The authors report a case of a 26-year-old primigravida woman with listeriosis. Throughout this case they describe the course of the infection, diagnostic process and treatment of this disease.
Keywords
Listeria Monocytogenes, Pregnancy, Infection, Morbidity, Mortality
To cite this article
Youssef Benabdejlil, Mostafa Chegri, Jaouad Kouach, Driss Moussaoui, Mohamed Dehayni, Listeriosis in Pregnant Women in Morocco: A Case Report, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 18-20. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20150301.14
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