April 1977

Listeria monocytogenes Infection in Newborn Siblings

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medical microbiology and pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(4):398-399. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120170024003

• Two newborn siblings, one with meningitis and one with sepsis due to Listeria monocytogenes, were born to a healthy, 33-year-old woman. She had had a spontaneous abortion prior to the birth of these infants. In spite of negative cultures, persistence of this bacterium in the mother's genital tract and perinatal acquisition of infection is suspected.

(Am J Dis Child 131:398-399, 1977)