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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31822c84a4
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Ethanol Locks Therapy for Resolution of Fungal Catheter Infections

Blackwood, Roland Alexander MD, PhD*; Klein, Kristin C. PharmD; Micel, Lindsey N. MD; Willers, Michelle L.*; Mody, Rajen J. MD§; Teitelbaum, Daniel H. MD; Cober, M. Petrea PharmD, BCNSP**

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Ethanol locks have been used to treat catheter infections and to decrease the rate at which they occur. Catheter-related infections caused by Candida spp. are especially difficult to manage medically and usually require catheter removal. We report 3 consecutive patients whose catheter infections caused by Candida were successfully treated with a combination of ethanol lock therapy and systemic antifungals.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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