Successful non-surgical treatment of brain abscess and necrotizing fasciitis caused by Bacillus cereus

Takehiko Mori, Michihide Tokuhira, Yujiro Takae, Shigehisa Mori, Hirosi Suzuki, Toru Abe, Tsutomu Takeuchi

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Musculoskeletal and central nervous system infections caused by Bacillus cereus are very rare. Only a few cases have been reported, whose clinical courses strongly suggested that surgical procedures combined with appropriate antimicrobial therapy are necessary to cure these infections. A 60-year-old man with severe neutropenia due to myelodysplastic syndrome, developing necrotizing fasciitis and brain abscess caused by Bacillus cereus is reported. Without performing any surgical procedures, the patient was successfully treated with systemic antimicrobial therapy combined with granulocyte colony stimulating factor, which contributed to the increase in the neutrophil count.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-673
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug



  • Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Neutropenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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