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J Clin Microbiol. 1989 June; 27(6): 1395–1396.
PMCID: PMC267567

Bacteremia and infection of a hip prosthesis caused by Bacillus alvei.


Of the 34 Bacillus species described, 10 have been reported to cause infection in humans and 6 are insect pathogens. We report a case of an infected prosthetic hip caused by Bacillus alvei, only the third documented case of human infection with this organism.

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