Wound: Bacillus cereus – Shipped May 13, 2019 –
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
- Bacillus cereus is a well-recognized opportunistic pathogen and should not be dismissed as normal flora in infected wounds.
- Any isolate of the B. cereus group should be evaluated to exclude B. anthracis.