Case Report

Traumatic Wound Infection Caused By Bacillus Cereus


  • Elif Oğuzman
  • Hikmet Çetin
  • Mahmut Kalem
  • Zeynep Ceren Karahan
  • Ebru Evren
  • Ebru Us

Received Date: 10.12.2019 Accepted Date: 30.12.2019 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2020;73(1):78-82

Bacillus cereus is an aerobic, endospore-forming Gram-positive rod found widely in nature, including soil, dust and mud, rotting organic matter, fresh and salt water, vegetables and fomites. When isolated from clinical specimens it is often interpreted as a “contaminant”. However, it may present as an etiological agent in both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal infections. In this case report, we have presented a post-traumatic wound infection due to B. cereus in a 35 year-old, diabetic patient who have applied to hospital with gunshot injury and operated due to tibia and fibula fractures. B. cereus should not always be considered as a contaminant when cultured in the laboratory and should be kept in mind as a pathogen especially post-operative and post-traumatic wound infections.

Keywords: Bacillus cereus, Wound Infection, Trauma

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