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J Infect. 2001 May;42(4):283-5.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus endocarditis complicating colonoscopy.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Laikon General Hospital and School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.


We report the first case of endocarditis caused by Lactobacillus after an uneventful colonoscopy. The initial empiric treatment with the standard regimen of penicillin-aminoglycoside failed; subsequent treatment with a combination of antibiotics, selected according to the in vitro studies, was successful.

Copyright 2001 The British Infection Society.

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