Yoghurt biotherapy: contraindicated in immunosuppressed patients?

MacGregor, G., Smith, A.J., Thakker, B. and Kinsella, J. (2002) Yoghurt biotherapy: contraindicated in immunosuppressed patients? Postgraduate Medical Journal, 78(920), 366 -367. (doi:10.1136/pmj.78.920.366)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pmj.78.920.366

Abstract

A fatal case of Lactobacillus rhamnosus septicaemia after prolonged oral vancomycin for recalcitrant Clostridium difficile infection is reported. The patient was immunosuppressed with cyclophosphamide and steroids for Sjögren's syndrome. The administration of Lactobacillus spp as "biotherapy" may be hazardous in such circumstances.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kinsella, Professor John
Authors: MacGregor, G., Smith, A.J., Thakker, B., and Kinsella, J.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Postgraduate Medical Journal
Journal Abbr.:Postgrad. Med.Jj.
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0032-5473
ISSN (Online):1469-0756

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