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ABSTRACT: Central venous access devices are commonly used in the care of pediatric patients with hemophilia. Bacteremia associated with this type of venous access is common. We describe a patient with severe hemophilia A who had development of septic arthritis and endocarditis secondary to multiple episodes of bacteremia associated with a central venous access device. Endocarditis and septic arthritis in patients with hemophilia are rare infectious complications but should be considered in patients with persistent bacteremia.
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 06/2009; 31(5):344-5. · 0.97 Impact Factor