Listeria monocytogenes as the possible cause of the spontanous abortion in female of the fertile age

  • Mufida Aljičević Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Edina Bešlagić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Šukrija Zvizdić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Sadeta Hamzić Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Sabina Mahmutović Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: serologic response, Listeria monocytogenes

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive, weakly pathogenic bacterium able to grow also at the temperature of 40 degrees C. A man most often gets affected by consuming contaminated food and water. Animals can carry bacteria although they have not to appear ill, then their meat and milk products are the source of infection of human being. The disease most often attacks with the weak immune system, newborns and pregnant women. That what is significant, listeria penetrates through the placenta and can lead to the fatal infection, which is characteristic by disseminated granulomatosis lesions of a newborn and micro abscess on the placenta. In a newborn can provoke the sepsis with the mortality of 50%. By the examination are encircled two groups of the reproductive age-totally 60. From these 30 had one or more spontaneous abortion, and 30 had no spontaneous abortion. By the serologic reaction the agglutination is discovered the presence of the antibodies in serum of the. The positive serologic answer was found in the first group in 18 (60%) and in that another group in 8 participants (26, 70%).

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Listeria monocytogenes as the possible cause of the spontanous abortion in female of the fertile age
Published
2005-11-20
How to Cite
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Aljičević M, Bešlagić E, Zvizdić Šukrija, Hamzić S, Mahmutović S. Listeria monocytogenes as the possible cause of the spontanous abortion in female of the fertile age. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2005Nov.20 [cited 2020Aug.10];5(4):89-2. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3241
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Microbiology