“We report 5 catheter related blood stream infections caused by Trichosporon species over a five-year period at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.” Issarachaikul et al (2014).
Issarachaikul, R., Lertwannawit, O., Detporntewan, P., Uaprasert, N., Plongla, R., Shuangshoti, S., Chindamporn, A. and Suankratay, C. (2014) Catheter-related bloodstream infections caused by Trichosporon species. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 45(2), p,421-9.
Catheter-related bloodstream infections caused by Trichosporon species http://ctt.ec/lXYjR+ @ivteam #ivteam
Trichosporonosis is an emerging invasive opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised patients. We report 5 catheter related blood stream infections caused by Trichosporon species over a five-year period at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. All the patients were immunocompromised, had received broad-spectrum antibiotics and had a central venous catheter or arterial line inserted for a mean duration of 16.2 days (range 10-30 days). Four patients developed disseminated infection and only 2 survived, giving a mortality rate of 60%. Because of the prevalence of Trichosporon catheter related blood stream infections at our institute, health care providers should have a high index of suspicion for Trichosporon species infections in patients with risk factors and prolonged presence of a central venous catheter.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.