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ASAIO J. 2014 Nov-Dec;60(6):740-1. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000120.

Cupriavidus pauculus bacteremia in a child on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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From the *Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; †Department of Anesthesiology; and ‡Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Abstract

We report a case of bacteremia secondary to Cupriavidus pauculus in a 15-month-old boy on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The source of the organism was water in the thermoregulator reservoir. The child responded well to cefepime and ciprofloxacin, a delayed oxygenator change out and replacement of the thermoregulator reservoir with a unit that was cleaned and decontaminated with sodium hypochlorite. Isolation of Cupriavidus pauculus from a patient on ECMO support should raise suspicion of the reservoir as a source.

PMID:
25072551
DOI:
10.1097/MAT.0000000000000120
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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