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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008;51(5):568-573.
Published online May 1, 2008.
Third trimester listeriosis in twin pregnant woman with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and combined endocarditis: A case report.
Eun Jung Soh, Tae Gyu Ahn, Ae Rah Han, Hyang Ah Lee, Jong Yun Hwang, Hye Sung Won, Dong Heon Lee, Jun Sik Cho
1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, Kangwon National University, Korea. nayajo@kangwon.ac.kr
2Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Human listeriosis is a relatively rare but serious disease with mortality rate 20~40%. Listeria monocytogenes affects patients with decreased cell mediated immunity such as the elderly, transplant recipients, cancer patients, renal failure, diabetes, HIV, pregnant women and unborn child, neonate. We experienced a case of listeriosis in twin pregnant woman at 35th weeks without preterm labor. The pregnant woman present sepsis with fever at first time. Sepsis progress to MODS (multiple organ dysfunction syndrome) and combined endocarditis. We reported it with brief of literatures.
Key Words: Listeria, Twin pregnancy, Trimester, third


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