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April 1934

CHOLECYSTITIS DUE TO BACILLUS AEROGENESCAPSULATUS: REPORT OF A CASE WITH NINE CASES FROM THE LITERATURE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Third (New York University) Division Pathological Service, Department of Pathology, and the Third (New York University) Medical Division, Bellevue Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1934;28(4):771-781. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1934.01170160157008
Abstract

Bacillus aerogenes-capsulatus has a wide distribution in nature. It is found in soil and sewage water and in oysters and other shell fish, milk, cheese and various other foodstuffs. It is present in the feces of all domestic animals and a large number of wild animals. It has been cultured from the skin of normal persons, the mouths of new-born infants, the normal salivary glands and pancreas, the normal urine and the vagina, and from the circulating blood in puerperal sepsis, chorea and typhoid fever, as well as in other diseases in which injury of the intestinal mucosa occurs. It is present in the human intestine normally, and is usually limited to the cecum and colon but is occasionally found in the small intestines. It is less common in nursing babies and more abundant in old age. It has, however, been found in the new-born and is normally present in

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