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Bacillus species

Bacillus species is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Facultative anaerobe or aerobic spore-forming usually Gram-positive rods.
  • Ubiquitous in decayed organic matter and soil. Some species are part of normal human flora.
  • Potential human pathogens include B. cereus (most common), B. subtilis, B. megaterium, B. circulans, B. sphaericus.
  • B. cereus is typically susceptible to vancomycin, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems and gentamicin.

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Last updated: April 3, 2019

Citation

Auwaerter, Paul. "Bacillus Species." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540044/all/Bacillus_species.
Auwaerter P. Bacillus species. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540044/all/Bacillus_species. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. (2019). Bacillus species. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540044/all/Bacillus_species
Auwaerter P. Bacillus Species [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540044/all/Bacillus_species.
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