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Rhizobium radiobacter as an opportunistic pathogen in central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18289729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rhizobium radiobacter is an uncommon opportunistic pathogen present in soil. It has been particularly associated with indwelling intravascular devices in immunocompromised patients. In this report, we summarise the case of a patient with multiple myeloma who developed R. radiobacter bacteraemia during autologous stem cell leucopheresis. Retrospective investigation revealed exposure to soil after central venous catheter placement for chemotherapy and leucopheresis access. This is the first reported case of R. radiobacter bacteraemia following probable colonisation of the catheter from soil exposure. We further review the existing literature to delineate prevention and treatment recommendations for line-associated R. radiobacter infections.
C-Y Chen; K S Hansen; L K Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hospital infection     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0195-6701     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hosp. Infect.     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-17     Completed Date:  2008-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007166     Medline TA:  J Hosp Infect     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Legacy Good Samaritan and Emanuel Hospitals and Northwest Marrow Transplant Program, Portland, Oregon 97227, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / microbiology*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / etiology*
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Immunocompromised Host
Leukapheresis / methods
Middle Aged
Rhizobium radiobacter / pathogenicity*
Transplantation, Autologous

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