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Infez Med. 2019 Jun 1;27(2):175-178.

Are probiotics safe? Bifidobacterium bacteremia in a child with severe heart failure.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Unit, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Torino, Italy; Department of Pediatric and Public Health Sciences, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Unit, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Torino, Italy.
3
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Torino, Italy.

Abstract

Although few cases of bacteremia or sepsis caused by probiotics have been reported, it is important to consider their pathogenic potential, especially in some categories of patients. We report a case of Bifidobacterium spp bacteremia in a child with heart disease, undergoing probiotic supplementation to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

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31205041
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