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. 2018 Mar 30;12:28-33.
doi: 10.2174/1874285801812010028. eCollection 2018.

A Case Series and Review of Bacillus Cereus Endocarditis From India

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A Case Series and Review of Bacillus Cereus Endocarditis From India

Anusha Gopinathan et al. Open Microbiol J. .
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Abstract

Introduction: Bacillus cereus is a gram positive bacilli found commonly in the soil and environment. It is a bacteria rarely associated with endocarditis.

Case history: Intravenous drug abuse, presence of valvular defects, pacemakers, immunodeficiency are some of the known risk factors for B.cereus endocarditis. We present here a case series of two patients with B.cereus endocarditis along with a review of the literature.

Conclusion: This is the first report of B.cereus endocarditis from India to the best of our knowledge.

Keywords: Bacillus species; Bacteremia; Endocarditis; Gram positive bacilli; Infant; Valvular heart disease.

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