Surveillance of Hospital-Acquired Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Patients: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

ArticleinInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 34(3):316-20 · March 2013with50 Reads
Impact Factor: 4.18 · DOI: 10.1086/669513 · Source: PubMed


    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.