Subacute infective endocarditis caused by Bacillus cereus in a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Rachel Leite Ribeiro Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Matheus Oliveira Bastos Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Alec Morse Blanz Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jaqueline Abel da Rocha Infection Control Section, Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil
  • Nathalia Antonio de Oliveira Velasco Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Andressa Temperini de Oliveira Marre Institute of Microbiology Paulo de Goés, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Raiane Cardoso Chamon Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Leonardo Alvez Rusak Institute Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Adriana Marcos Vivoni Institute Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ianick Souto Martins Faculty of Medicine, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Keywords: Infective endocarditis, Bacillus cereus, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymerase chain reactio, MALDI-TOF

Abstract

A rare and difficult to diagnose case of subacute infective endocarditis caused by Bacillus cereus in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and Libman-Sacks endocarditis has been reported. Our aim is to highlight the importance of molecular methods such as MALDI-TOF and PCR to explain clinical and epidemiological issues about infections caused by unusual pathogen.

Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
1.
Ribeiro RL, Bastos MO, Blanz AM, RochaJA da, VelascoNA de O, MarreAT de O, Chamon RC, Rusak LA, Vivoni AM, Martins IS (2022) Subacute infective endocarditis caused by Bacillus cereus in a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. J Infect Dev Ctries 16:733-736. doi: 10.3855/jidc.15685
Section
Case Reports