Brevibacillus laterosporus osteomyelitis and hardware infection in a young, immunocompetent patient successfully treated by oral minocycline and ceftriaxone via a peripherally inserted central catheter for six weeks
  • Sierra Sullivan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
  • Jesus Davalos
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
  • Jacob Nichols
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
  • Flint Smith
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA
  • Tanis Welch
    Department of Pharmacy, University Medical Center, Lubbock, USA
  • Alanna Woodward
    Department of Microbiology, University Medical Center, Lubbock, USA
  • Alyssa McLean
    Department of Microbiology, University Medical Center, Lubbock, USA

Keywords

Brevibacillus laterosporus, osteomyelitis, antibiotics, microbiology

Abstract

Brevibacillus laterosporus, an endospore-forming, aerobic, Gram-positive bacillus, is not only a potential biocontrol agent against plant pathogens but also a rare cause of human infection. Its pathogenicity in humans, especially in immunocompetent individuals, is still not fully understood. Skin infections caused by B. laterosporus are typically opportunistic, entering the skin through cuts, wounds, or other breaches in the skin’s protective barrier, as in the case presented here.

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    Published: 2024-06-11
    Issue: 2024: Vol 11 No 7 (view)


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    Sullivan S, Davalos J, Nichols J, Smith F, Welch T, Woodward A, McLean A. Brevibacillus laterosporus osteomyelitis and hardware infection in a young, immunocompetent patient successfully treated by oral minocycline and ceftriaxone via a peripherally inserted central catheter for six weeks. EJCRIM 2024;11 doi:10.12890/2024_004622.

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