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Listeria monocytogenes: generalised maculopapular rash may be the clue
  1. Ignacio Benitez-Segura,
  2. Miguel Fiol-Jaume,
  3. Pere Ramon Balliu,
  4. 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}

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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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