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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Mar;34(3):316-20. doi: 10.1086/669513. Epub 2013 Jan 22.

Surveillance of hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric hematology-oncology patients: lessons learned, challenges ahead.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA.

Abstract

Across 36 US pediatric oncology centers, 576 central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) were reported over a 21-month period. Most infections occurred in those with leukemia and/or profound neutropenia. The contribution of viridans streptococci infections was striking. Study findings depict the contemporary epidemiology of CLABSIs in hospitalized pediatric cancer patients.

PMID:
23388370
DOI:
10.1086/669513
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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