Bacillus subtilis Bacteremia from Gastrointestinal Perforation after Natto Ingestion, Japan

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Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 Oct;29(10):2171-2172. doi: 10.3201/eid2910.230084.


We report a case of Bacillus subtilis variant natto bacteremia from a gastrointestinal perforation in a patient who ingested natto. Genotypic methods showed the bacteria in a blood sample and the ingested natto were the same strains. Older or immunocompromised patients could be at risk for bacteremia from ingesting natto.

PMID:37735785 | PMC:PMC10521625 | DOI:10.3201/eid2910.230084

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