Identification and characterization of catheter-related bloodstream infections due to viridans group streptococci in patients with cancer

Samuel A. Shelburne, Anne Marie Chaftari, Mohamed Jamal, Iba Al Wohoush, Ying Jiang, Shaadi Abughazaleh, Javier Cairo, Sammy Raad, Labib Debiane, Issam Raad

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Abstract

Viridans group streptococci (VGS), a leading cause of bloodstream infection (BSI) in cancer patients, are thought to arise from the gastrointestinal tract. We sought to determine whether central venous catheters may serve as the source of VGS BSI, and to compare the ability of the newly proposed mucosal barrier injury laboratory-confirmed BSI definition to assign a VGS BSI source compared with the catheter-related BSI definition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1129
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Neutropenia
  • Streptococcus
  • Venous catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy

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