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Nosocomial bacteremia caused by Bacillus species.
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PMID:  3145864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a six year period, 11 cases of bacteremia caused by Bacillus spp. were observed corresponding to 1% of all bacteremic episodes in our hospital. Most patients had cancer as underlying disease. All cases of positive blood cultures were associated with a clinical syndrome compatible with sepsis including high fever. None of the subsequent deaths could be related to the bacteremia caused by Bacillus spp. Four of eight cases of Bacillus subtilis bacteremia were associated with the absorption of an oral preparation containing Bacillus subtilis spores, which was administered empirically in some units of the hospital to reduce what was considered to be tube-feeding related diarrhea.
V Richard; P Van der Auwera; R Snoeck; D Daneau; F Meunier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0934-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-06     Completed Date:  1989-03-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804297     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  783-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Médecine Interne, Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Bacillus / isolation & purification*
Cross Infection / etiology*
Middle Aged
Sepsis / etiology*

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