Bacillus cereus central line infection in an immunocompetent child with hemophilia

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2004 Mar;26(3):194-6. doi: 10.1097/00043426-200403000-00010.


Bacillus species are increasingly recognized as pathogens in immunocompromised patients. The authors report a case of Bacillus cereus infection of a central line in an immunocompetent patient with hemophilia, which required line removal for complete cure.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bacillus cereus*
  • Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
  • Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
  • Child, Preschool
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / etiology*
  • Hemophilia A / complications*
  • Hemophilia A / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male