Central venous catheter-associated Leifsonia aquatica bacteremia in a hemodialysis-dependent patient

Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Ontario, Canada K1H 8L6.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease (Impact Factor: 2.57). 06/2008; 61(1):64-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2007.12.012
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ABSTRACT Infections associated with Leifsonia aquatica are particularly uncommon. We describe a central venous catheter-associated L. aquatica bacteremia in a hemodialysis-dependent patient. A review of the literature revealed only 1 other case report involving 10 hemodialysis patients with documented L. aquatica bacteremia.

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