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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(9), 191-192
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-9-2
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Lactobacillus Bacteremia in a Critically Ill Patient

Mohamed Saad Eldin1, , Sadaquat Liaqat1, Khaled Awad1 and Salah Aldergash1

1Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA

Pub. Date: July 14, 2019

Cite this paper:
Mohamed Saad Eldin, Sadaquat Liaqat, Khaled Awad and Salah Aldergash. Lactobacillus Bacteremia in a Critically Ill Patient. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(9):191-192. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-9-2

Abstract

Lactobacilli are normal commensal bacteria of human. They can cause fatal infections in an immunocompromised host. We present a case of an immunocompromised patient with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer receiving Nivolumab who had high grade lactobacillus bacteremia and fungal blood stream infection.

Keywords:
lactobacilli Nivolumab lactobacillus acidophilus

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