Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteraemia after use of a probiotic in a patient with AIDS and Hodgkin's disease

Int J STD AIDS. 2006 Apr;17(4):280-2. doi: 10.1258/095646206776253507.

Abstract

We report the case of a patient who developed bacteraemia and septic pulmonary emboli with Lactobacillus acidophilus after taking a probiotic containing this organism.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / drug therapy*
  • Adult
  • Bacteremia / diagnosis*
  • Bacteremia / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / etiology
  • Hodgkin Disease / complications
  • Hodgkin Disease / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus*
  • Male
  • Probiotics / adverse effects*