Catheter Related Line Sepsis Resulting from Mycobacterium chelonae Infection in an Immunocompromised Host

Author(s): Suresh J. Antony

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 15 , Issue 2 , 2015

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Almost any species of non tuberculosis mycobacterium [NTM], including M. chelonae may be associated with nosocomial infections including catheter related sepsis, pneumonia etc. We present a case of catheter related sepsis due to M. chelonae which was treated with appropriate therapy including removal of the catheter. This case serves as a reminder to include the NTM group in the differential diagnosis of these nosocomial infections.

Keywords: Line sepsis, NTM, sepsis.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 28 July, 2015
Page: [135 - 137]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1871526515666150724114724
Price: $65

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