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Infection. 2006 Apr;34(2):98-9.

Necrotizing gastritis due to Bacillus cereus in an immunocompromised patient.

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Medical Intensive Care, Pavilion N, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Place d'Arsonval, 69003 Lyon, France.

Abstract

Bacillus cereus is increasingly being acknowledged as a serious bacterial pathogen in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of acute necrotizing gastritis caused by B. cereus in a 37-year-old woman with acute myeloblastic leukemia, who recovered following total parenteral nutrition and treatment with imipenem and vancomycin. B. cereus was isolated from gastric mucosa and blood cultures. Up to now, no case of acute necrotizing gastritis due to this organism has been reported.

PMID:
16703301
DOI:
10.1007/s15010-006-5019-6
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