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Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Sep 1;33(5):E39-41. Epub 2001 Aug 6.

Pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis due to Bacillus cereus.

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Department of Medicine I, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. richard.strauss@med1.imed.uni-erlangen.de

Abstract

We present a case of a rapidly progressive pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis and pneumonia in a 52-year-old woman with severe aplastic anemia. Bacillus cereus was isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fluids, blood cultures, and pseudomembrane biopsy specimens; despite intensive antibiotic treatment, the patient's condition deteriorated rapidly. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a B. cereus infection that has caused pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis, possibly because of the production of bacterial toxins.

PMID:
11486300
DOI:
10.1086/322674
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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