Implantable vascular access port-associated bloodstream infection caused by rhizobium radiobacter: A case report


KARADAĞ ÖNCEL E. , ÖZSÜREKCİ Y. , Aytac Ş. S. , KARA A. , CENGİZ A. B. , CEYHAN M.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, cilt.55, sa.1, ss.112-115, 2013 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.112-115

Özet

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.