ALBERT J. MORENO, M.D.; CYNTHIA D. ORR, D.G.S.; EDMUNDO MORALES, M(ASCP); IDELLE M. WEISMAN, M.D.
To the editor: In recent years, an increasingly frequent cause of food poisoning has been the aerobic, spore-forming, motile, gram-positive rod Bacillus cereus (1, 2). This organism has been incriminated in the formation of two gastrointestinal distress syndromes, depending on which enterotoxins the bacteria produces (1). Bacillus cereus is ubiquitous in soil and contamitress nates various raw, dried, and processed foods (1). We report a case of food poisoning involving an electric food dehydrator that caused repeated food poisoning episodes with B. cereus.
A 35-year-old woman developed crampy abdominal pain and violent watery diarrhea 8 hours after eating apples recently
MORENO AJ, ORR CD, MORALES E, WEISMAN IM. Bacillus cereus, Diarrhea, and Home-Dried Apples. Ann Intern Med. ;102:868–869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-868_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):868-869.
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