Lactobacillus rhamnosus septicaemia in a patient with a graft in the inferior vena cava.

A case of septicaemia that repeatedly showed growth of Lactobacillus rhamnosus in blood cultures is reported. The patient improved after removal of a Goretex patch in the inferior vena cava that was the focus of the infection. Lactobacilli can, in certain settings, be the cause of clinically important infections.
AuthorsRoland Jureen, Karl Søndenaa, Ernst Arne Høiby, Asbjørn Digranes
JournalScandinavian journal of infectious diseases (Scand J Infect Dis) Vol. 34 Issue 2 Pg. 135-6 ( 2002) ISSN: 0036-5548 [Print] Sweden
PMID11928847 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Adult
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis (microbiology)
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections (complications, microbiology, therapy)
  • Humans
  • Lactobacillus (classification, isolation & purification)
  • Male
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Sepsis (complications, microbiology, therapy)
  • Testicular Neoplasms (complications)
  • Vena Cava, Inferior (microbiology, surgery)

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