Catheter-related bloodstream infections by opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised hosts

Giovanni Addolorato, Antonio Mirijello, Raffaele Landolfi, A. Adamo, C. Kadhim, G. Passaro, A. Tosoni, C. Vallone, V. Veca

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Abstract

Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBI) represent a frequent complication of immune-compromised hosts with a high mortality rate. In this setting, opportunistic pathogens can create a biofilm on implanted devices, being the source of infection. We provide a mini-review of the literature, starting from the description of two cases of CRBI by opportunistic pathogens in poly-morbid patients, successfully treated by antibiotic lock-therapy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2440-2445
Numero di pagine6
RivistaEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume19
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015

Keywords

  • bloodstream
  • catheter
  • hosts
  • immunocompromised
  • infections
  • pathogens

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