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A case of pyometrocolpos with Bifidobacterium species
- Bhaskar, Maanasa M., Sistla, Sujatha, Kumaravel, S.
- Anaerobe 2017 v.44 pp. 48-50
- Bifidobacterium, case studies, cefoperazone, drainage, females, gastrointestinal system, humans, intestinal microorganisms, metronidazole, patients, probiotics, sulbactam, vagina
- Bifidobacterium species, a normal commensal of the human gastrointestinal tract, female genitourinary tract and vagina is usually considered non-pathogenic and is being used therapeutically as probiotic due to its beneficial effects. However, there are several case reports implicating Bifidobacteria as the causative agent in various infectious conditions. Infections with Bifidobacteria are often ignored or underreported as they are part of the normal gut microbiome. Here we discuss a case of pyometrocolpos with Bifidobacterium species. Clinical outcome of the patient was good after emergency drainage and antibiotic treatment with Cefoperazone sulbactam and Metronidazole.