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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31822940a8
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Central Venous Catheter-related Blood Stream Infections in Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Primary Immunodeficiency and Other Nonmalignant Disorders

Cole, Theresa S. BM*; Rogerson, Elizabeth; Collins, Jennifer Csi; Galloway, Angela MB BS; Clark, Julia BMBS, BMedSci

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Abstract

A single-center experience of catheter-related blood stream infections in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant for primary immunodeficiency is described. The rate of definite central venous catheter infections was 5.31/1000 line days. Staphylococcus epidermidis was the most commonly identified organism. Teicoplanin resistance occurred in 17% of S. epidermidis infections. The central catheter was removed in 21% of infections.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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