Tsukamurella catheter-related bloodstream infection in a pediatric patient with pulmonary hypertension

Kristen A. Wendorf, Claudia M. Espinosa, William D. LeBar, Jason B. Weinberg
2010 Infectious Disease Reports  
Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) are important complications in patients with long-term indwelling central venous catheters. In this report, we present the case of a 14-year-old male with pulmonary hypertension treated with continuous treprostinil infusion, who presented with a CR-BSI caused by a Tsukamurella species. This case highlights the potential for this unusual organism to cause infection in immunocompetent patients.
doi:10.4081/idr.2010.1649 fatcat:mog33m2mzbfjvact6fhq6gbeuq