Listeria infection in young infants: Results from a national surveillance study in the UK and Ireland

Stefania Vergnano, Gauri Godbole, Ameze Simbo, Alison Smith-Palmer, Martin Cormican, Anthony Mark, Paul T. Heath

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Abstract

Who needs empirical treatment for Listeria infection? This national surveillance study found that invasive listeriosis in young infants in the UK and Ireland is rare and presented only in the neonatal period. Use of amoxicillin as part of empiric treatment for sepsis and meningitis in infants over 1 month of age may be unnecessary.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • epidemiology
  • microbiology
  • neonatology

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