Infect Chemother.  2012 Dec;44(6):512-515. 10.3947/ic.2012.44.6.512.

A Case of Bacillus licheniformis Spondylitis and Bacteremia in a Patient with Lung Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. ttezebae@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
  • 4Gyeongsang Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
  • 5Department of Internal Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.

Abstract

Bacillus licheniformis is an aerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming rod bacteria usually found in the environment. Infections with B. licheniformis are rare and usually associated with an immunocompromised state, trauma, and an indwelling catheter. We report a case of bacteremic B. licheniformis spondylitis following vertebroplasty in a patient with lung cancer.

Keyword

Bacillus species; Spondylitis; Bacteremia

MeSH Terms

Bacillus
Bacteremia
Bacteria
Catheters, Indwelling
Humans
Lung
Lung Neoplasms
Spondylitis
Vertebroplasty
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