Listeria monocytogenes is the bacterium that causes the infection listeriosis. Symptomatic infection most commonly occurs in pregnant women, infants, elderly and the immunosuppressed. The aims of current study is to determine the prevalence of listeriosis in pregnant women referred to khoram abad hospital in Iran. for this propuse, 100 vagina swap from pregnant women were subjected for PCR. The results showed negative reaction in all samples. The difference reported among the studies can be due to differences in the population under study include race, culture, geographical region, nutrition and laboratorial diagnosis methods.
Listeria monocytogenes, Pregnant women, Iran
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