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Liver abscess and bacteremia caused by lactobacillus: role of probiotics? Case report and review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Gastroenterology, November 2016
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Title
Liver abscess and bacteremia caused by lactobacillus: role of probiotics? Case report and review of the literature
Published in
BMC Gastroenterology, November 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12876-016-0552-y
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Authors

Muhammed Sherid, Salih Samo, Samian Sulaiman, Husein, Humberto Sifuentes, Subbaramiah Sridhar

Abstract

Lactobacilli are non-spore forming, lactic acid producing, gram-positive rods. They are a part of the normal gastrointestinal and genitourinary microbiota and have rarely been reported to be the cause of infections. Lactobacilli species are considered non-pathogenic organisms and have been used as probiotics to prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea. There are sporadic reported cases of infections related to lactobacilli containing probiotics. In this paper we discuss a case of an 82 year old female with liver abscess and bacteremia from lactobacillus after using probiotics containing lactobacilli in the course of her treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis. The Lactobacillus strain identification was not performed and therefore, both commensal microbiota and the probiotic product should be considered as possible sources of the strain. Lactobacilli can lead to bacteremia and liver abscesses in some susceptible persons and greater awareness of this potential side effect is warranted with the increasing use of probiotics containing lactobacilli.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 8 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 March 2020.
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#8,894,017
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#429
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#195,642
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#29
of 65 outputs
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