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Bacillus cereus necrotizing cellulitis mimicking clostridial myonecrosis: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9435050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of rapidly progressive necrotizing cellulitis in an immunocompromised farmer caused by Bacillus cereus, and review 15 additional cases of serious soft tissue infection due to this organism reported in the English language literature. These cases illustrate the potential for B. cereus to cause fulminant soft tissue disease indistinguishable from that caused by clostridia.
F T Meredith; V G Fowler; M Gautier; G R Corey; L B Reller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-03     Completed Date:  1998-02-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  528-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bacillaceae Infections / diagnosis*,  immunology
Bacillus cereus / isolation & purification*
Cellulitis / immunology,  microbiology*
Clostridium Infections / diagnosis*,  immunology
Diagnosis, Differential
Immunocompromised Host
Middle Aged
Soft Tissue Infections / immunology,  microbiology

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