[Submental abscess by Lactobacillus acidophilus/jensenii].
Sección de Microbiología, Hospital Maternal e Infantil, Complejo Hospitalario Infanta Cristina, Badajoz.
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Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
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The different species of Lactobacillus genus are bacteria of a low pathogenicity. They are found in the gastrointestinal tract, the female genitourinary tract, and also as part of the anaerobic flora in the mouth. Due to this low pathogenicity, they are generally related with infections together with other with more virulent microorganisms, or in immunocompromised patients. In our case, Lactobacillus appears alone as an etiological agent in an immunocompetent patient with a submental abscess.
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