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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Mar;24(3):278-80.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG bacteremia associated with probiotic use in a child with short gut syndrome.

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University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA.


Probiotic agents are increasingly used for the treatment and prevention of a variety of infectious and inflammatory conditions. They are generally safe, but complications of probiotic use can occur. In this report, we describe bacteremia after ingestion of a Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG probiotic tablet in a child with short gut syndrome. We used sequencing of the ribosomal operon region and strain typing with pulsed field electrophoresis of the isolates to show identity between the tablet and bloodstream isolates.

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