Fetal Death in Utero Secondary to Listeria Monocytogenes Placental Infection

  title={Fetal Death in Utero Secondary to Listeria Monocytogenes Placental Infection},
  author={M. C. Plaza and E. Gilbert-Barness},
  journal={Pediatric Pathology & Molecular Medicine},
  pages={433 - 437}
  • M. C. Plaza, E. Gilbert-Barness
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Pathology & Molecular Medicine
  • This case presents as the third pregnancy of a Hispanic woman. She underwent prenatal care complicated by an increased screening alphafetoprotein level (4.4 ngjdl), oligohydramnios, and intrauterine growth retardation (IVCR). The IVCR was severe with a 4-to-6-week lag in estimated body measurements by sonogram. Amniocentesis showed a normal 46XX karyotype. She presented at 29 weeks for a follow-up visit at which time ICtal heart tones were not heard, and fetal death in utero was diagnosed. Her… CONTINUE READING
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