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Two cases of severe sepsis caused by Bacillus pumilus in neonatal infants.
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PMID:  22174371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bacillus pumilus is an environmental contaminant that has been rarely associated with clinical infections. Two cases of B. pumilus severe sepsis are described in two full-term neonates, one in a female infant without any predisposing factor and the other in a male infant in mechanical ventilation with intravenous catheter. In both cases, the microorganism was recovered from repeated blood cultures and was identified using biochemical and molecular assays. Both infants were successfully treated with vancomycin. This report reveals the potential role of B. pumilus as a bloodstream pathogen in infancy.
Maria Kimouli; Georgia Vrioni; Magdalini Papadopoulou; Vasiliki Koumaki; Dimitra Petropoulou; Antonios Gounaris; Alexander W Friedrich; Athanassios Tsakris
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5644     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Saint Panteleimon General Hospital, Nicea, Greece;
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