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Increased prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in the faeces of patients receiving long-term H2-antagonists.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Human listeriosis is an uncommon infection caused by the Gram-positive organism Listeria monocytogenes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of therapeutic gastric acid suppression on faecal isolation of L. monocytogenes and the incidence of human listeriosis. METHODS: Five stool specimens from each of 20 patients on continuous H2-antagonist therapy and two faecal samples from each of 47 healthy controls were investigated for the presence of Listeria spp. RESULTS: A higher faeca...

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Journal:
European journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
Volume:
8
Issue:
11
Pages:
1071-1074
Publication date:
1996-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-5687
ISSN:
0954-691X
URN:
uuid:dac9db39-10fb-482a-904a-3d08ff3b9b40
Source identifiers:
181222
Local pid:
pubs:181222

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