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Association between Tea Ingestion and Invasive <i>Bacillus cereus</i> Infection among Children with Cancer

C. M. El Saleeby, S. C. Howard, R. T. Hayden and J. A. McCullers

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 39, issue 10, pages 1536-1539
Published in print November 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/425358
Association between Tea Ingestion and Invasive Bacillus cereus Infection among Children with Cancer

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Bacillus cereus is an emerging pathogen that causes invasive disease in immunocompromised hosts. A case-control study, prompted by a clinical case, demonstrated an association between dietary tea ingestion and B. cereus bacteremia. Policies designed to interrupt transmission of this pathogen to susceptible patients should be considered.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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