Bacillus cereus as a nongastrointestinal pathogen

Pavani G.

Abstract


The potential of Bacillus cereus to cause systemic infections is of serious concern. Apart from Gastrointestinal infections, it causes respiratory tract infections, nosocomial infections, eye infections, CNS infections, cutaneous infections, endocarditis, osteomyelitis and urinary tract infections. The potential of this bacterium to cause life threatening infections has increased. Trauma is an important predisposing factor for Bacillus cereus infections.The maintenance of skin and mucous membrane integrity limits infection by this micro-organism.


Keywords


Bacillus cereus, Mucous membrane integrity, Trauma

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