Central venous catheter (CVC)-related infections in neutropenic patients

Catheter-related infections cause considerable morbidity in hospitalised patients. The incidence does not seem to be higher in neutropenic patients than in non- neutropenic patients. Gram-positive bacteria (coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus) are the most frequently cultured pathogens, followed by Candida species. In contrast, Gram… (More)