Life-threatening complications associated with Bacillus cereus pneumonia

R. Bascom, T. P. Kennedy, D. Levitz, C. R. Zeiss

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Bacillus species are identified as pathogens in lung and pleural space infections with increasing frequency. We report a patient who developed life-threatenning complications of Bacillus cereus pneumonia, including massive hemoptysis, acute respiratory failure, tension pneumothorax, empyema, and bronchopleural fistula. We also review the pertinent literature concerning the associated underlying disorders, complications, and therapy of Bacillus species pulmonary infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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