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Luxusgueter Listeria Pregnancy Test

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1Can You Test For Listeria While Pregnant?

Any pregnant woman presenting with fevers and flu-like illness, or other symptoms that raise suspicion for listeriosis, should be tested for this disease. Testing is usually by blood culture. Gram stain is sometimes, but not always, diagnostic.

2When Should You Suspect Listeria In Pregnancy?

An exposed pregnant woman with a fever higher than 38.1°C (100.6°F) and signs and symptoms consistent with listeriosis for whom no other cause of illness is known should be simultaneously tested and treated for presumptive listeriosis.

3What Are The Chances Of Contracting Listeria While Pregnant?

An estimated 1/6 of all Listeria cases occur in pregnant women.

4Can A Fetus Survive Listeria?

Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies, newborns and people with weakened immune systems. Prompt antibiotic treatment can help curb the effects of listeria infection.

5How Would I Know If I Had Listeria While Pregnant?

What are the symptoms of listeriosis? Listeriosis can cause mild, flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, and diarrhea or upset stomach. You also may have a stiff neck, headache, confusion, or loss of balance. Symptoms may appear as late as 2 months after you have eaten something with Listeria.

6How Soon Will Listeria Affect My Baby?

Early onset listeriosis develops 1-2 days after birth, and the baby often has signs of a serious bacterial infection. Late onset listeriosis occurs 1-2 weeks after birth, and usually includes symptoms of meningitis ( a condition where there are areas of swelling around the brain and spinal cord in the baby).

7Should I Worry About Listeria While Pregnant?

Listeriosis can make people feel sick, but rarely causes severe health problems. What’s scary for moms-to-be, however, is that having it during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and preterm birth. Babies of moms who had listeriosis during pregnancy are also at risk for listeria infection.

8How Would I Know If I Have Listeria?

How will I know if I have listeriosis? Symptoms of listeriosis may show up 2-30 days after exposure. Symptoms in pregnant women include mild flu-like symptoms, headaches, muscle aches, fever, nausea, and vomiting. If the infection spreads to the nervous system it can cause a stiff neck, disorientation, or convulsions.