M191-2

Wound: Bacillus cereus – Shipped May 13, 2019 –

HISTORY

A simulated wound swab collected from 22 year old male patient with an infected leg wound was sent to category A laboratories.

Participants were expected to isolate and report Bacillus cereus.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M191-2

  1. Bacillus cereus is a well-recognized opportunistic pathogen and should not be dismissed as normal flora in infected wounds.
  2. Any isolate of the B. cereus group should be evaluated to exclude B. anthracis.

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