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.

Mirijello, A., Impagnatiello, M., Zaccone, V., Ventura, G., Pompa, L., Addolorato, G., Landolfi, R., Catheter-related bloodstream infections by opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised hosts, <<EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES>>, 2015; 19 (13): 2440-2445 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/68038]

Catheter-related bloodstream infections by opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised hosts

Mirijello, Antonio;Addolorato, Giovanni;Landolfi, Raffaele
2015

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.
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Mirijello, A., Impagnatiello, M., Zaccone, V., Ventura, G., Pompa, L., Addolorato, G., Landolfi, R., Catheter-related bloodstream infections by opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised hosts, <>, 2015; 19 (13): 2440-2445 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/68038]
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