A Case Series and Review of Bacillus Cereus Endocarditis from India
Anusha Gopinathan1, *, Anil Kumar2, Amitabh C. Sen3, Srisruthy Sudha4, Praveen Varma5, Sunil GS6, Malini Eapen7, Kavitha R. Dinesh8
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 28
Last Page: 33
Publisher Id: TOMICROJ-12-28
Article History:Received Date: 23/11/2017
Revision Received Date: 11/03/2018
Acceptance Date: 12/03/2018
Electronic publication date: 30/03/2018
Collection year: 2018
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Bacillus cereus is a gram positive bacilli found commonly in the soil and environment. It is a bacteria rarely associated with endocarditis.
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.
This is the first report of B.cereus endocarditis from India to the best of our knowledge.