|Title:||Clones of Lactobacillus Casei and Torulopsis Glabrata Associated with Recurrent Abdominal Wall Abscess||Authors:||LU, PO-LIANG
CHEN, YEE- CHUN
|Keywords:||Lactobacillus casei;Torulopsis glabrata;abscess recurrence;ENDOCARDITIS;BACTEREMIA;INFECTION||Issue Date:||1999||Journal Volume:||v.98||Journal Issue:||n.5||Start page/Pages:||356-360||Source:||JOURNAL OF THE FORMOSAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION||Abstract:||
Infectious disease caused by Lactobacillus sp has not been previously reported in Taiwan. We present a case of recurrent abdominal wall abscess in a chronically ill 36- year-old woman, and review the literature on Lactobacillus infection. Five isolates of L. casei were recovered from blood and pus samples, and two isolates of Torulopsis glabrata were isolated from two blood specimens 3 months apart. Two clones of L. casei and T. glabrata were identified by means of antibiotyping with the E test and molecular methods. The abscess was surgically removed because of poor response to 7 months of antimicrobial therapy for the second infectious episode. Recurrent Lactobacillus infection can occur in chronically ill or immunosuppressed patients. Treatment of these infections may require a longer duration of antibiotic therapy, or surgical intervention.
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