The occurrence of septicemia from infection with Bacillus mucosuscapsulatus is not generally recognized on this continent. In France, especially among the physicians of Paris, cases have been reported at infrequent intervals. In his thesis in 1917, Colombe1 collected sixty cases from the world's literature. Of these sixty, only twenty-five were diagnosed during life by a positive blood culture.
In 1924, Caussade, Joltrain and Surmont2 collected fifteen new cases that had been reported since 1917, and added one of their own. Since then, additional cases have been reported by Creyx3 and by Lereboullet and Pierrot.4
The present report is that of a case of Bacillus mucosus-capsulatus septicemia which was proved during life by two blood cultures and which terminated in death. Autopsy was not obtained.
REPORT OF CASE
—R. C. M., a man, aged 55, was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital on April 10, 1927,
MASON EH, BEATTIE WW. SEPTICEMIA DUE TO A STRAIN OF THE BACILLUS MUCOSUS-CAPSULATUS GROUP IN A CASE OF DIABETES MELLITUS. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(3):331-337. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00020020019003