Journal article

Bacteremia due to three Bacillus species in a case of Munchausen's syndrome

J Galanos, S Perera, H Smith, D O'Neal, H Sheorey, MJ Waters

Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2003

Abstract

We report on a case of recurrent bacteremia due to three Bacillus spp. in an immunocompetent patient with no history of intravenous drug use. The source of the organisms was postulated to be a self-injected compound containing Bacillus spores, given the patient's past history of psychiatric illness and self-destructive behavior.