Pathological Effect of Lactobacilli on Rat Liver and Kidney


Three Lactobacillus isolates (viz. L. bulgaricus, L. plantarumand L. acidophilus) were isolated formyogurt, vinegar and vagina, respectively, and injected (1.5 X 108 CFU/ml), intraperitoneally, in rats. Histopathological sections showed that all these isolates were able to cause signs of damage to the liver and kidneys of rat. These signs included infiltration of inflammatory cells and necrosis in liver. While the kidney showed signs of haemorrhage and congestion