Bacterial pericarditis caused by Lactobacillus iners in an infant

Kenji Murata, Takayuki Hoshina, Mitsumasa Saito, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Kenichiro Yamamura, Yoshihisa Tanoue, Kenji Ihara, Toshiro Hara

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We report the case of a 6-month-old male infant with bacterial pericarditis due to Lactobacillus iners. Although the culture of pericardial fluid was negative, L. iners was identified by 16S rRNA gene amplification by polymerase chain reaction and a subsequent sequence analysis. This weakly pathogenic bacterium could develop a severe infection in infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-182
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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