Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection caused by Bifidobacterium breve

Nuntra Suwantarat, Mark Romagnoli, Teresa Wakefield, Karen C. Carroll

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Anaerobe
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Gram-positive rods
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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