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Persistent <i>Bacillus licheniformis</i> Bacteremia Associated with an Intentional Injection of Organic Drain Cleaner

William N. Hannah and Peter T. Ender

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 29, issue 3, pages 659-661
Published in print September 1999 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 1999 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/598647
Persistent Bacillus licheniformis Bacteremia Associated with an Intentional Injection of Organic Drain Cleaner

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In recent years manufacturers have developed several products containing saprophytic bacteria, previously believed to be of minimal pathogenicity. We describe the first case of persistent Bacillus lichenijormis bacteremia occurring after intentional injection of a consumer product that includes B. lichenijormis spores. We postulate that these spores remained in the tissue, unaffected by antimicrobials, ultimately necessitating soft-tissue debridement of the area surrounding the injection site. On the basis of this case and a review of the literature, we submit that some consumer products contain bacteria with demonstrated pathogenicity. Manufacturers should study these bacteria in detail in order to rapidly provide information such as bacteriologic data and antimicrobial susceptibility data to clinicians.

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

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