Lactobacillus rhamnosus endocarditis complicating colonoscopy

J Infect. 2001 May;42(4):283-5. doi: 10.1053/jinf.2001.0793.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Colonoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / drug therapy
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Lactobacillus / isolation & purification*
  • Male


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents