Implantable vascular access port-associated bloodstream infection caused by Rhizobium radiobacter: a case report

Karadağ-Öncel, Eda; Özsürekci, Yasemin; Aytaç, Selin; Kara, Ateş; Cengiz, Ali Bülent; Ceyhan, Mehmet
January 2013
Turkish Journal of Pediatrics;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p112
Academic Journal
Rhizobium radiobacter is an uncommon opportunistic pathogen present in soil. It has been particularly associated with indwelling intravascular devices in immunocompromised patients. Reported herein is a case of R. radiobacter bloodstream infection associated with an implantable vascular access port, which was easily controlled with antimicrobial treatment and did not require removal of the intravascular device, in a child diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Also included is a review of the pertinent literature regarding the clinical presentation and management of R. radiobacter infections in the childhood period.


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