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Catheter-related bloodstream infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci managed with catheter removal: Recurrences are rare

Ursula Hebeisen, Baharak Babouee Flury, Andrew Atkinson, Jonas Marschall & Niccolo Buetti

abstract Little research has been carried out on recurrences of catheter-related bloodstream infection due to coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS-CRBSI). The main objective of this study was to characterize patients with CoNS-CRBSI and infection recurrence after catheter removal. We included 184 CoNS-CRBSI episodes. Only 8 patients experienced recurrent bacteremia and none of them developed secondary infection of preexisting orthopedic or intravascular implant material.
   
citation Hebeisen U, Babouee Flury B, Atkinson A, Marschall J, Buetti N. Catheter-related bloodstream infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci managed with catheter removal: Recurrences are rare. Am J Infect Control 2019; 48:837-839.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 19-11-2019
journal title Am J Infect Control (48/7)
ISSN electronic 1527-3296
pages 837-839
PubMed 31753551
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.10.013