Listeria Skin Newborn

Cutaneous Listeriosis

Figure 2.43. Close-up of die skin lesions of die same infant as in Figure 2.42. Note the macules, papules and vesicles. In the septicemic form of listeriosis, a cutaneous eruption of miliary abscesses resembling papules, pustules, or papulo-pustules may occur over the entire body with a predilection for the back. Culture of the lesions, the blood, or cerebrospinal fluid usually reveals Listeria monocytogenes as the offending agent.

Figure 2.43. Close-up of die skin lesions of die same infant as in Figure 2.42. Note the macules, papules and vesicles. In the septicemic form of listeriosis, a cutaneous eruption of miliary abscesses resembling papules, pustules, or papulo-pustules may occur over the entire body with a predilection for the back. Culture of the lesions, the blood, or cerebrospinal fluid usually reveals Listeria monocytogenes as the offending agent.

Figure 2.44. Chest radiograph in an infant who presented with severe respiratory distress from congenital pneumonia due to congenital listeriosis. The radiograph is not specific in that there may be peribronchial to wide-spread infiltration. In long-standing cases a coarse mottled or nodular pattern may be present.

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