Bifidobacterium breve is a rare cause of human infections. Previously, bacteremia and meningitis caused by this organism linked to probiotic use have been reported in a neonate. We report the first case of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection caused by B.breve in an adult without a history of probiotic use.
- Bifidobacterium breve
- Gram-positive rods
- Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases