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Lactobacillus Bacteremia in a Critically Ill Patient

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


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 9, 191-192
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-9-2
Copyright © 2019 Science and Education Publishing

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Mohamed Saad Eldin, Sadaquat Liaqat, Khaled Awad, 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.

Correspondence to: Mohamed  Saad Eldin, Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA. Email: msaadeld@conemaugh.org

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.

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