Genomic characteristics of listeria monocytogenes causing invasive listeriosis in Japan

Hiroaki Baba, Hajime Kanamori, Risako Kakuta, Hiroki Sakurai, Kengo Oshima, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Mitsuo Kaku

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Abstract

We reviewed 18 listeriosis cases in Japan and performed molecular analysis of causative Listeria monocytogenes (LM) isolates. Strains genetically related to those from other countries caused various types of listeriosis, including vascular listeriosis in immunocompetent elderly people. Our results highlight the importance of integrated clinical and genomic analysis of LM.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115233
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • International transmission
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vascular listeriosis
  • Virulence genes
  • Whole-genome sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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