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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989

Catheter Related Line Sepsis Resulting from Mycobacterium chelonae Infection in an Immunocompromised Host

Author(s): Suresh J. Antony

Volume 15, Issue 2, 2015

Page: [135 - 137] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1871526515666150724114724

Price: $65


Almost any species of non tuberculosis mycobacterium [NTM], including M. chelonae may be associated with nosocomial infections including catheter related sepsis, pneumonia etc. We present a case of catheter related sepsis due to M. chelonae which was treated with appropriate therapy including removal of the catheter. This case serves as a reminder to include the NTM group in the differential diagnosis of these nosocomial infections.

Keywords: Line sepsis, NTM, sepsis.

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