Listeria Monocytogenes - The role of transabdominal amniocentesis in febrile patients with preterm labor

M. Mazor, M. Froimovich, S. Lazer, E. Maymon, M. Glezerman

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    Abstract

    Two women with preterm labor and intraamniotic infection with Listeria Monocytogenes are presented. In both patients, the prenatal diagnosis of Listeriosis was made by transabdominal amniocentesis. The immediate prominent observation was meconium staining of the amniotic fluid. We propose that an amniocentesis should be performed in women with premature labor and fever. If the amniotic fluid is meconium stained and the Gram stain examination reveals Gram positive rods, Listeria Monocytogenes should be suspected and the patient should be treated accordingly until the culture results are obtained.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)109-112
    Number of pages4
    JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    Volume252
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 1992

    Keywords

    • Amniocentesis
    • Intraamniotic infection
    • Listeria Monocytogenes
    • Meconium
    • Preterm labor

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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