Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 98:F64 doi:10.1136/fetalneonatal-2012-301758
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Listeria monocytogenes: generalised maculopapular rash may be the clue

  1. Maria Tejedor
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Ignacio Benitez-Segura. Ctra. de Valldemossa, 79 07010 Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain; ignacio.benitez{at}
  • Received 24 January 2012
  • Accepted 17 February 2012
  • Published Online First 23 March 2012

Early-onset sepsis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among newborn infants and one of the causative organisms can be Listeria monocytogenes. Occasionally, it may be suspected from physical findings. This 1996 g female infant was born at 33 weeks gestation by caesarean section for premature labour with chorioamnionitis and fetal distress. She …

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