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Persistent Bacillus licheniformis bacteremia associated with an international injection of organic drain cleaner.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10530461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In recent years manufacturers have developed several products containing saprophytic bacteria, previously believed to be of minimal pathogenicity. We describe the first case of persistent Bacillus licheniformis bacteremia occurring after intentional injection of a consumer product that includes B. licheniformis spores. We postulate that these spores remained in the tissue, unaffected by antimicrobials, ultimately necessitating soft-tissue debridement of the area surrounding the injection site. On the basis of this case and a review of the literature, we submit that some consumer products contain bacteria with demonstrated pathogenicity. Manufacturers should study these bacteria in detail in order to rapidly provide information such as bacteriologic data and antimicrobial susceptibility data to clinicians.
W N Hannah; P T Ender
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-03     Completed Date:  1999-12-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacillaceae Infections / etiology*,  therapy
Bacillus / isolation & purification*
Bacteremia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Cellulitis / chemically induced*,  therapy
Debridement / methods
Detergents / poisoning*
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Injections, Intravenous
Suicide, Attempted
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Detergents

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