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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|State||Published - 1985|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine