Surveillance of Hospital-Acquired Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patients: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead
Across 36 US pediatric oncology centers, 576 central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) were reported over a 21-month period. Most infections occurred in those with leukemia and/or profound neutropenia. The contribution of viridans streptococci infections was striking. Study findings depict the contemporary epidemiology of CLABSIs in hospitalized pediatric cancer patients.
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