Bacillus cereus necrotizing cellulitis mimicking clostridial myonecrosis: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

We describe a case of rapidly progressive necrotizing cellulitis in an immunocompromised farmer caused by Bacillus cereus, and review 15 additional cases of serious soft tissue infection due to this organism reported in the English language literature. These cases illustrate the potential for B. cereus to cause fulminant soft tissue disease indistinguishable from that caused by clostridia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meredith, FT; Fowler, VG; Gautier, M; Corey, GR; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • January 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 528 - 529

PubMed ID

  • 9435050

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1651-1980

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-5548

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/00365549709011872


  • eng