Monday, December 21, 2015

Are You Serious?

A family comes into urgent care, all complaining of abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. One of them also has diarrhea. Earlier today, they ate fried rice.

Challenge: What's the diagnosis?

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3 comments:

webhillizzy said...

Fried rice syndrome - bacillus cereus poisoning.

Anonymous said...

Bacillus cereus

Craig Chen said...

yes! most people found this one interesting and easy to remember in med school.
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Are You Serious?

This is infection from Bacillus cereus. The gram stain shows gram positive bacilli.

Sources: UpToDate; phil.cdc.gov.