Bennett Lorber

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Listeria Monocytogenes and Listeriosis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Listeria monocytogenes is a short, nonbranching, nonsporeforming, gram-positive rod. There are several species of Listeria, but only L. monocytogenes is an important cause of human disease. Rarely, L. ivanovii and L. gravi have caused human illness in severely immunosuppresssed persons. What is the best…

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