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Bacillus pumilus-Borne Food Poisoning in an Immunosuppressed Host

      Several species of Bacillus are well-known pathogens for gastrointestinal disease; however, little is known about the pathogenicity of Bacillus pumilus. Due to its ubiquitous nature, B. pumilus is a gram-variable rod that is a common contaminant in clinical microbial studies.
      • Farhat H
      • Chachaty E
      • Antoun S
      • Nitenberg G
      • Zahar JR.
      Infections à Bacillus et immunodépression, à propos de deux cas [Two cases of Bacillus infection and immunodepression].
      Nevertheless, literature suggests further investigation may be warranted in the setting of acute illness in vulnerable hosts.
      • Farhat H
      • Chachaty E
      • Antoun S
      • Nitenberg G
      • Zahar JR.
      Infections à Bacillus et immunodépression, à propos de deux cas [Two cases of Bacillus infection and immunodepression].
      In this case report, we recognize the epidemiology and presentation of food-borne Bacillus illnesses, describe the management of B. pumilus infection, and highlight the importance of clinical suspicion for bacterial etiology for infectious diarrhea in immunosuppressed hosts.
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