The Death Rate In Babies With Bacterial Infection?
hello, good evening. r nI want to ask the meaning of this paragraph, “L. monocytogenes is a serious cause of disease with a mortality rate of around 20-30 percent. The mortality rate among newborns infected with L. monocytogenes “. I’m a little confused by the meaning of the sentence “death rate … etc “, that’s my question. thank you
From the information you have conveyed, L. monocytogenes is a bacterial infection that contaminates food, so it is known as food born disease or a disease that spreads through the mouth, intestines and fecal routes. In general, patients who are at risk of experiencing complications due to this infection are infants, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with immune system disorders.
Therefore, the existence of a 'mortality rate of about 20-30 percent' in pediatric patients especially with this infection is a statistical picture that can cause the risk of child death which can lead to complications due to L. monocytogenes infection, such as sepsis (infection that has spread to the blood), meningitis. or infection of the lining of the brain, infection of the central nervous system and disorders of the heart.
So that the high risk of complications in patients in certain age groups, immune system disorders and clinical condition of the patient and their treatment can affect the recovery of patients with L. monocytogenes infection.
Discuss with your doctor according to the age of the patient, either a pediatrician or an internal medicine doctor, regarding the examination, diagnosis and also treatment of patients with L. monocytogenes infection. So that the earliest possible treatment can be given to prevent the risk of complications.
That is the information we can convey, also read Listeria_Monocytogenes.