Bacillus circulans is mainly considered an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients. However, many different infections have been described in the literature: bacteremia, abscesses, meningitis, endophthalmitis, and wound infections. We observed a spondylodiscitis caused by Bacillus circulans in an immunocompetent patient. To date, this is the first case reported in literature. Vertebral osteomyelitis represents for clinicians a challenging infection to manage and treat, because of its insidious and indolent course. The diagnosis is frequently difficult and can often be delayed for several months and initially be misdiagnosed and mismanaged. For this reason, the clinical case was described and all published cases of infection caused by Bacillus circulans were reviewed.

First report of spondylodiscitis caused by Bacillus circulans in an immunocompetent patient: Clinical case and review of the literature

Russo A.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Bacillus circulans is mainly considered an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients. However, many different infections have been described in the literature: bacteremia, abscesses, meningitis, endophthalmitis, and wound infections. We observed a spondylodiscitis caused by Bacillus circulans in an immunocompetent patient. To date, this is the first case reported in literature. Vertebral osteomyelitis represents for clinicians a challenging infection to manage and treat, because of its insidious and indolent course. The diagnosis is frequently difficult and can often be delayed for several months and initially be misdiagnosed and mismanaged. For this reason, the clinical case was described and all published cases of infection caused by Bacillus circulans were reviewed.
2021
Bacillus circulans
Biopsy
First case
Spondylodiscitis
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