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Letter

Probiotics: an obedient ally or an insidious enemy?

Metaxia N Papanikolaou*, Margarita Balla, Theonymfi Papavasilopoulou, Georgios Kofinas and Stylianos Karatzas

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Intensive Care Unit, Hippokrateion General Hospital of Athens, 114, Vas. Sophias Ave., 11521 Athens, Greece

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Critical Care 2012, 16:456  doi:10.1186/cc11806

Published: 5 November 2012

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

The first case of bloodstream infection by Pediococcus pentosaceus after the administration of a symbiotic formula to a critically ill patient is presented. The infection was successfully treated with ceftriaxone.