Septic pulmonary emboli caused by a hemodialysis catheter.


We present an unusual complication caused by a dialysis catheter inserted through the internal jugular vein into the central venous system. The 49-year-old male patient developed a right atrial thrombus, which became infected with Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in septic pulmonary embolism and septicemic shock. The thrombus was excised on cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient made an uneventful recovery.

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@article{Abid2002SepticPE, title={Septic pulmonary emboli caused by a hemodialysis catheter.}, author={Qamar Abid and Dallas J A Price and Michael Stewart and Simon William Henry Kendall}, journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals}, year={2002}, volume={10 3}, pages={251-3} }