Probiotic-associated aspiration pneumonia due to Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Christopher D. Doern, Sean T. Nguyen, Folashade Afolabi, Carey Ann D Burnham

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Lactobacilli are low-virulence, commensal organisms of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts and are commonly used as "probiotic supplements." Herein, we describe an episode of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis with bacterial superinfection secondary to administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus in an 11-month-old female with trisomy 21.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3124-3126
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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