Bifidobacterium--friend or foe? A case of urinary tract infection with Bifidobacterium species - Abstract

Bifidobacterium-a commensal of the human intestine is considered non-pathogenic and has been advocated as a probiotic due to its potential beneficial effects.

However, there have been case reports implicating bifidobacteria as pathogenic agents in a variety of different infectious conditions. We discuss here one such case of a complicated urinary tract infection associated with Bifidobacterium spp.

Written by:
Pathak P, Trilligan C, Rapose A.   Are you the author?
Department of Infectious Diseases, Reliant Medical Group and Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; Department of Microbiology, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Reference: BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 24;2014. pii: bcr2014205122.
doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-205122

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25253483 Infections Section

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