Coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy.

  title={Coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy.},
  author={Drew J. Winston and D V Dudnick and Marj Chapin and Winston G. Ho and Robert Peter Gale and William J Martin},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={143 1},
From January 1977 to June 1980, coagulase-negative staphylococci caused bacteremia in 22 (17%) of 130 patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy and were the most common cause of all bacteremias. Sixteen (73%) of the 22 patients had granulocytopenia, and eight were isolated in a laminar air-flow room. A Broviac or Hickman central intravenous (IV) catheter was present in 20 (91%) of 22 patients, and soft-tissue inflammation at the catheter exit site was a significant risk factor for bacteremia… CONTINUE READING


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