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Clin Infect Dis. 1992 Apr;14(4):945-6.

Bacillus cereus endocarditis: report of a case and review.

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Department of Cardiology, Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts.

Abstract

Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous organism that infrequently causes serious infections. We report a patient with B. cereus endocarditis involving a mechanical aortic valve. Data for 10 cases of B. cereus endocarditis reported in the literature are summarized. B. cereus is resistant to many commonly used antibiotics, a finding that has clinical significance for empirical antibiotic selection in patients with suspected endocarditis. Infection in patients with valvular heart disease in the few cases reported is associated with significant mortality and morbidity.

PMID:
1576291
DOI:
10.1093/clinids/14.4.945
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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