CLABSI with Nocardia higoensis

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Intravenous literature: Watson, M.E., Estabrook, M.M. and Burnham, C.A. (2011) Catheter-associated Nocardia higoensis bacteremia in a child with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 49(1), p.469-71.

Abstract:

A 23-month-old child with leukemia who was receiving chemotherapy developed fevers. Serial blood cultures from a central venous catheter and a peripheral venous site grew an organism identified by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and phenotypic analysis as Nocardia higoensis, an opportunistic organism isolated once previously from a pulmonary infection in Japan

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