Liver abscess and bacteremia caused by lactobacillus: role of probiotics? Case report and review of the literature

Published on Nov 18, 2016in BMC Gastroenterology2.489
· DOI :10.1186/S12876-016-0552-Y
Muhammed Sherid9
Estimated H-index: 9
Salih Samo6
Estimated H-index: 6
(NU: Northwestern University)
+ 3 AuthorsSubbaramiah Sridhar17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Georgia Regents University)
Background Lactobacilli are non-spore forming, lactic acid producing, gram-positive rods. They are a part of the normal gastrointestinal and genitourinary microbiota and have rarely been reported to be the cause of infections. Lactobacilli species are considered non-pathogenic organisms and have been used as probiotics to prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea. There are sporadic reported cases of infections related to lactobacilli containing probiotics.
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