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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 219-221
Clinical Study

First Trimester Listeria monocytogenes Septicemia

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (H4-205), Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, PO Box 22700, Amsterdam 1100 DE, The Netherlands
2Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3Department of Medical Micobiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Received 16 October 1996; Accepted 3 March 1997

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background: Little is known about fetal outcome after Listeria monocytogenes septicemia in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Case: A primigravida with L. monocytogenes septicemia at 9 weeks gestation was treated with amoxicillin. At 40 weeks gestation a healthy female infant was born.

Conclusion: This case shows that fetal outcome can be normal after appropriate treatment of maternal L. monocytogenes septicemia during embryogenesis.