Central venous catheter associated mycobacteremia



Rathor, N., Khillan, V. and Panda, D. (2015) Catheter associated mycobacteremia: Opening new fronts in infection control. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. 19(6), p.350-2.


Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing Mycobacterium ubiquitous in nature, known to form biofilms. This property increases its propensity to colonize the in situ central line and makes it a prospective threat for nosocomial infection. We report a case of 48-year-old female with carcinoma cecum who reported to us with clinical illness and neutropenia while on chemotherapy via totally implanted central venous device, postlaparoscopic-assisted right hemicolectomy.

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