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How do medications treat listeriosis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection, meaning that harmful bacteria begin to grow in your stomach and invade the body. Therefore, antibiotic medications are used to locate and kill the bacteria causing the problem. Antibiotics in general can be taken in the form of oral tablets, topical creams, and more, but for listeriosis the most common form of treatment is an intravenous tube (IV).

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