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Lactobacillus septic arthritis.
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PMID:  17534095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lactobacillus is a Gram positive bacteria found in the mouth, gastrointestinal and female genital tract. Serious infections due to Lactobacillus are becoming increasingly common. We present a 49-year-old diabetic patient with Lactobacillus septic arthritis. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case. Usually, Lactobacillus is implicated with bacteremia, endocarditis and more rarely pneumonia, meningitis and endovascular infection, and half of the cases are reported in immunocompromised patients. As in our patient, diabetes mellitus is a comorbid condition which has been clearly noted. Our finding suggests that further studies are necessary to establish the significance of Lactobacillus as an etiologic agent of septic arthritis.
V Chanet; P Brazille; S Honore; M Michel; A Schaeffer; V Zarrouk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-30     Completed Date:  2007-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Service de Médecine Interne, Boulevard Léon Malfreyt, Hôtel Dieu, Clermont Ferrand 1, France.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis*,  microbiology*,  therapy
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Lactobacillus acidophilus / isolation & purification*
Middle Aged
Shoulder Joint / microbiology*

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