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Central Venous Catheter-Associated <i>Nocardia</i> Bacteremia: An Unusual Manifestation of Nocardiosis

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, Kalen L. Jacobson, Estella E. Whimbey, Kenneth V. I. Rolston and Issam I. Raad

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 2, pages 617-618
Published in print August 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313941
Central Venous Catheter-Associated Nocardia Bacteremia: An Unusual Manifestation of Nocardiosis

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Nocardia bacteremia is very rare. We report 2 cases of central venous catheter-associated Nocardia bacteremia and review the literature. The limited clinical experience suggests that discontinuing the catheter and embarking on a relatively short course of appropriate antibiotics results in a good outcome.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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