Catheter-related Chryseobacterium meningosepticum bacteraemia in a haemodialysis patient

Min-Hua Tseng; Liang-Kuang Diang; Yi-Chen Su; Shih-Hua Lin
October 2009
NDT Plus;Oct2009, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p433
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 77-year-old female on haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease who developed catheter-related Chryseobacterium (C.) meningosepticum bacteraemia. Two weeks after haemodialysis was initiated, the patient was admitted with fever, chills and tenderness on the insertion site of a femoral double-lumen catheter. The case indicates the ineffectiveness of using vancomycin alone to treat C. meningosepticum infections associated with bacteraemia.


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