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Paul Auwaerter, M.D., Emily Kendall, M.D.
Lactobacillus is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • Gram positive, facultative anaerobic (or microaerophilic) rod.
  • Normal flora of GI/GU tract.
  • Produces lactic acid from glycogen providing for a low vaginal pH.
  • Species often employed for production of yogurt, cheese, wine and other fermented products.
  • Inherently resistant to vancomycin.

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Last updated: August 12, 2014


Auwaerter, Paul, and Emily Kendall. "Lactobacillus." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2014. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540304/all/Lactobacillus.
Auwaerter P, Kendall E. Lactobacillus. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2014. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540304/all/Lactobacillus. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Auwaerter, P., & Kendall, E. (2014). Lactobacillus. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540304/all/Lactobacillus
Auwaerter P, Kendall E. Lactobacillus [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2014. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540304/all/Lactobacillus.
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