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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases