An unusual case of splenic abscess and sepsis in an immunocompromised host

M. E. Sherman, M. Albrecht, C. P. DeGirolami, S. A. Kirkley, B. Wolf, G. M. Eliopoulos, R. J. Rohrer, A. P. Monaco

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Abstract

Lactobacilli are important members of the vaginal, gastrointestinal, and oral flora in humans. Although these organisms are usually innocuous, increasing numbers of serious infections attributable to these bacilli have recently been reported. The authors report an unusual case of a patient presenting with a splenic abscess and sepsis resulting from lactobacilli and review the literature describing serious infections caused by these organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-662
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Sherman, M. E., Albrecht, M., DeGirolami, C. P., Kirkley, S. A., Wolf, B., Eliopoulos, G. M., Rohrer, R. J., & Monaco, A. P. (1987). An unusual case of splenic abscess and sepsis in an immunocompromised host. American journal of clinical pathology, 88(5), 659-662. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/88.5.659