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Bacteremic Complications of Intravascular Catheters Colonized with <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>

Miquel B. Ekkelenkamp, Tjomme van der Bruggen, David A.M.C. van de Vijver, Tom F.W. Wolfs and Marc J.M. Bonten

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 1, pages 114-118
Published in print January 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/524077
Bacteremic Complications of Intravascular Catheters Colonized with Staphylococcus aureus

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Patients with Staphylococcus aureus colonization of an intravascular catheter but without demonstrated bacteremia within 24 h after intravascular catheter removal had a 24% (12 of 49 patients) chance of subsequent S. aureus bacteremia if they did not receive immediate antistaphylococcal antibiotics. Treatment within 24 h after intravascular catheter removal led to a 83% reduction in the incidence of subsequent bacteremia.

Journal Article.  1898 words.  Illustrated.

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

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