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Abstract

Introduction:

The ability of to convert lactose into lactic acid has long been utilized by the dairy industry. A seemingly low-pathogenicity organism, to the best of our knowledge there have been no previously published reports linking the consumption of foodstuffs to bacteraemia caused by this bacterium.

Case presentation:

Here we present a case of a regular consumer of Activia yoghurt who developed bacteraemia, probably due to transient bowel ischaemia secondary to polycythaemia.

Conclusion:

The isolation of this bacterium from blood cultures may indicate underlying large bowel pathology and should not necessarily be dismissed as contamination.

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2015-06-01
2019-10-18
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