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chris
Fri Aug 29, 2008, 10:24 PM
Canadian patients may be concerned about listeriosis following the recent recalls of deli meat in Canada. After all, immunocompromised patients are at increased risk for listeriosis, and many patients with a bone marrow failure disease are immunocompromised.

AAMAC asked the Chair of our Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, Dr. Richard Wells, about this and he advises the following in light of the Canadian deli meat recalls:

1. Any patient with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), aplastic anemia or PNH who experiences flu-like symptoms and who has recently (within a week) consumed deli meat should go to an emergency room for blood cultures.

2. MDS/AA/PNH patients should not consume deli meat.

If you have any questions please consult a doctor.