Antibiotic Lock Therapy with Linezolid for the Treatment of Persistent Catheter-Related Infection in Children with Cancer


Sari N., Okur N., Cakmakci S., AKSU T. , Ilhan I. E.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.15, no.5, pp.238-241, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0040-1712922
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-241

Abstract

Objective Central venous catheter (CVC) colonization is a common problem in the pediatric oncology department. Initial colonization of CVC by coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS),Staphylococcus aureus, and enterococci is followed by the growth of intraluminal bio?lm formation, and results in antibiotic therapy failure. The removal of the old CVC and insertion of new CVC is a difficult and expensive procedure in small children with cancer. The present article aimed to study our treatment results of antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) with linezolid in pediatric cancer patients.