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Vikas Khillan, Neha Rathor, Dipanjan Panda
Keywords : Biofilm, chemo port, mycobacteremia, Mycobacterium fortuitum, totally implanted central venous device
Citation Information : Khillan V, Rathor N, Panda D. Catheter associated mycobacteremia: Opening new fronts in infection control. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (6):350-352.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-06-2015
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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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