This report describes a case of Bacillus cereus related endocarditis that presented as a sickle cell crisis and bacteremia” Wright (2016).
Bacillus cereus typically presents as a gastrointestinal infection, but rarely manifests as systemic disease. This report describes a case of Bacillus cereus related endocarditis that presented as a sickle cell crisis and bacteremia. Initial clinical suspicion was for laboratory contamination of blood cultures. The case herein described is intended to demonstrate an uncommon presentation of Bacillus cereus infection and highlights the value of an aggressive need to further investigate and interpret unexpected blood culture findings in clinical practice, early adequate antimicrobial therapy, prompt diagnosis, and consideration to urgent surgical interventions in such cases.
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Wright, W.F. (2016) Central Venous Access Device-related Bacillus Cereus Endocarditis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clinical Medicine & Research. May 26th. [Epub ahead of print].
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