Peripheral catheter infection

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Daily Nation report how an infection following a peripheral catheter has resulted in the amputation of a babies arm.

Ms Wanjiru initially took her daughter to Kenyatta around August 18th for pneumonia treatment. As part of the treatment in ward 3A, Lesley was put on an intravenous drip. The drip was placed on her left hand, but when it started swelling, the needle was moved to her right one. Three weeks later, by the time Lesley was supposed to be discharged, it was clear that something was wrong.

Her hand looked strange, it was losing colour, Ms Wanjiru recalls. Nurses told her that a blood clot was causing an infection, and that surgery was necessary.

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Ms Wanjiru initially took her daughter to Kenyatta “around August 18” for pneumonia treatment. As part of the treatment in ward 3A, Lesley was put on an intravenous drip. The drip was placed on her left hand, but when it started swelling, the needle was moved to her right one. Three weeks later, by the time Lesley was supposed to be discharged, it was clear that something was wrong.

“Her hand looked strange… it was losing colour,” Ms Wanjiru recalls. Nurses told her that a blood clot was causing an infection, and that surgery was necessary.

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