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J Natl Med Assoc. 2000 Feb;92(2):83-6.

Lactobacillemia: an emerging cause of infection in both the immunocompromised and the immunocompetent host.

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  • 1Texas Oncology Physicians Associates, El Paso 79915, USA.

Abstract

The bacterium, lactobacillus, is found in the mucosal surfaces of the mouth and the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. There have been increasing reports of the micro-organism being a cause of serious infection in immunocompromised individuals. This article reviews the clinical presentation, laboratory characteristics and treatment of patients with lactobacillemia.

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PMC2640534
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