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Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Oct;31(4):1107-9.

Death from inappropriate therapy for Lyme disease.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. patel.robin@mayo.edu

Abstract

A 30-year-old woman died as a result of a large Candida parapsilosis septic thrombus located on the tip of a Groshong catheter. The catheter had been in place for 28 months for administration of a 27 month course of intravenous cefotaxime for an unsubstantiated diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease.

PMID:
11049799
DOI:
10.1086/318138
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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