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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 17

of 'Antibiotic lock therapy for treatment of catheter-related bloodstream infections'

The crucial role of catheters in micrococcal bloodstream infections in cancer patients.
Ramos ER, Hachem R, Youssef S, Fang X, Jiang Y, Raad I
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009;30(1):83.
Micrococcus bacteria are frequently isolated from blood cultures and could represent a cause of infections associated with medical devices, particularly in immunocompromised patients; however, there is a lack of information on the management of micrococcal bacteremia. We report what is, to our knowledge, the largest series of cases of micrococcal bacteremia ever studied and the great impact of catheter removal on its outcome.
Department of Infectious Disease, Infection Control and Employee Health, the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.