Bacillus cereus in the neutropenic patient: case report in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome and review of the literature

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Mariam Markouli
Sevastianos Chatzidavid
Dimitra Vlachopoulou
Nefeli Giannakopoulou
Amalia Anastasopoulou
Nora-Athina Viniou
Panagiotis Diamantopoulos


Bacillus cereus, Neutropenia, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Bacteremia, Localized infections


Bacillus cereus is a Gram-positive rod that can cause food intoxication, localized infection, or bacteremia with potential organ involvement (e.g., meningitis, cerebral and liver abscesses, pneumonia, etc.). Patients with neutropenia and/or hematological diseases are at greater risk for invasive B. cereus infections. 


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