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SUAREZ, Rodrigo et al. Invasive listeriosis. A clinical case and literature review. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2017, vol.88, n.5, pp.274-278. ISSN 0004-0584.

Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive opportunistic bacteria that can cause a disease in vulnerable hosts and exceptionally, in immunocompetent patients. The infection caused by it is included in the foodborne diseases group. The condition is relevant given its diagnostic difficulties and its high mortality, in spite of it being sensitive to ampicillin and the prophylactic measures defined to avoid it being transmitted to humans. The study presents the case of a previously healthy 9 year old girl, who suffered a severe infection and died.

Keywords : Listeriosis; Listeria monocytogenes; Child.

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