Case report: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) caused by Mycobacterium phocaicum


Intravenous literature: Simkins, J. and Rosenblatt, J.D. (2013) A case of catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by Mycobacterium phocaicum. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 76(1), p.103-5.


We present a patient with double hit Burkitt’s like lymphoma who developed a catheter-related bloodstream infection due to Mycobacterium phocaicum that was identified by rpoB gene sequencing. His infection resolved with 7 weeks of antibiotics and port-a-cath removal.

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