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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 554-556

Bacillus cereus causing intratumoral brain abscess


Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Vikas Gautam
Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.191799

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We report a case of intratumoral brain abscess due to Bacillus cereus in an adult male patient, which was managed successfully with excision of lesion and piperacillin-tazobactam for the duration of 5 weeks. To the best of our knowledge, this is a first case report of B. cereus infection leading to intratumoral brain abscess in a patient with a history of steroid administration by the intravenous route.


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