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Case of stillbirth due to infection with Listeria monocytogenes
  1. A. Beck,
  2. P. K. O'Brien,
  3. V. F. Mackenzie
  1. Paddington General Hospital, London


    A case of listeriosis in a stillborn baby is described. The causative organism was isolated from lung, placenta, and meconium. The only manifestation of infection of the baby's mother was a slight pyrexia three days before delivery which subsided quickly after treatment with ampicillin. Examination of the mother 11 days after delivery failed to produce evidence of listerial infection.

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