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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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.
Are You Serious?

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

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