Yoghurt consumption and damaged colonic mucosa: a case of Lactococcus lactis liver abscess in an immunocompetent patient

Justin Denholm, Kylie Horne, James A McMahon, M Lindsay L Grayson, Paul D R Johnson

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Lactococcus lactis is an uncommon cause of invasive disease in humans. We present a case of L. lactis liver abscess in an immunocompetent adult, apparently related to consumption of live culture yoghurt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-741
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Colon/*injuries/microbiology Humans Immunocompetence Intestinal Mucosa/*injuries/microbiology Lactococcus lactis/*isolation & purification Liver Abscess/immunology/*microbiology Male Middle Aged Yogurt/*microbiology

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