ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Pegah Shakib1, Sobhan Ghafourian2, Gholamreza Goudarzi1 , Masoumeh Ghafarzadeh3 and Hossein Noruzian1
1Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences,  Khorramabad, Iran.
2Clinical Microbiology Reserach Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2013;7(Spl. Edn.: November):475-477
© The Author(s). 2013
Received: 24/08/2013 | Accepted: 18/10/2013 | Published: 30/11/2013

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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