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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 6380929, 2 pages
Case Report

Successful Treatment of Bacillus cereus Bacteremia in a Patient with Propionic Acidemia

1Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, 34098 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 2 February 2016; Revised 29 March 2016; Accepted 5 April 2016

Academic Editor: Bernhard Resch

Copyright © 2016 Fatma Deniz Aygun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Bacillus cereus can cause serious, life-threatening, systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. The ability of microorganism to form biofilm on biomedical devices can be responsible for catheter-related bloodstream infections. Other manifestations of severe disease are meningitis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and surgical and traumatic wound infections. The most common feature in true bacteremia caused by Bacillus is the presence of an intravascular catheter. Herein, we report a case of catheter-related bacteremia caused by B. cereus in a patient with propionic acidemia.