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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 745743, 3 pages
Case Report

Pyelonephritis and Bacteremia from Lactobacillus delbrueckii

1Department of Family Medicine, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA 19064, USA
2Department of Infectious Disease, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA 19064, USA
3Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA

Received 12 August 2012; Accepted 3 September 2012

Academic Editors: C. L. Gibert, A. Marangoni, D. L. Palazzi, and A. C. Sena

Copyright © 2012 Kevin M. DuPrey et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lactobacilli are normal colonizers of the oropharynx, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina. Infection is rare, but has been reported in individuals with predisposing conditions. Here we describe the case of a woman with pyelonephritis and bacteremia in which Lactobacillus delbrueckii was determined to be the causative agent.