Liver abscess and sepsis with Bacillus pantothenticus in an immunocompetent patient: A first case report

Jung Sik Na; Tae Hyung Kim; Heung Su Kim; Sang Hyun Park; Ho Sup Song; Sang Woo Cha; Hee Jung Yoon
November 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;11/14/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 42, p5360
Academic Journal
Case Study
Bacillus species are aerobic, gram-positive, spore forming rods that are usually found in the soil, dust, streams, and other environmental sources. Except for Bacillus. anthracis. (B. anthracis), most species display low virulence, and only rarely cause infections in hosts with weak or damaged immune systems. There are two case reports of B. cereus as a potentially serious bacterial pathogen causing a liver abscess in an immunologically competent patient. We herein report a case of liver abscess and sepsis caused B. pantothenticus in an immunocompetent patient. Until now, no case of liver abscess due to B. pantothenticus has been reported.


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