Serious infections from Bacillus sp Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Serious infections caused by organisms of the genus Bacillus developed in seven patients. Five drug abusers had either endocarditis or osteomyelitis, one leukemic patient had necrotizing fasciitis, and one patient had a ventriculoatrial shunt infection with recurrent bacteremia. All patients recovered. Experience with these cases reemphasizes the importance of not dismissing Bacillus organisms as culture contaminants, especially when isolated from blood, body fluids, or closed-space infections.

publication date

  • December 1979

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.241.11.1137

PubMed ID

  • 105158

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1137

end page

  • 40

volume

  • 241

number

  • 11