Central venous catheter-related Rhodotorula rubra fungemia

Chung, J.-W., Kim, B.-N. and Kim, Y. S. (2002) Central venous catheter-related Rhodotorula rubra fungemia. Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, 8 1: 109-110. doi:10.1007/s101560200017


Author Chung, J.-W.
Kim, B.-N.
Kim, Y. S.
Title Central venous catheter-related Rhodotorula rubra fungemia
Journal name Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1341-321X
1437-7780
Publication date 2002-03-01
DOI 10.1007/s101560200017
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 109
End page 110
Total pages 2
Place of publication Tokyo
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject 110309 Infectious Diseases
Abstract With the increased use of indwelling central venous catheters, increasing numbers of cases of Rhodotorula fungemia have been observed in patients with neoplasia and neutropenia. In most patients with catheter-related Rhodotorula fungemia, the condition has been treated with broadspectrum antibiotics. We report two cases of central venous catheter-related Rhodotorula rubra fungemia that occurred in patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia. Both patients were in a state of neutropenia. One patient was treated with amphotericin B and his central venous catheter was removed, but he died of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia. The other patient was treated with amphotericin B and discharged, with a central venous catheter, after recovery from neutropenia. Although the management of catheter-related Rhodotorula fungemia infections remains controversial, resolution of the underlying disease is more important than catheter removal for recovery from Rhodotorula rubra fungemia.
Keyword Rhodotorula rubra
Fungemia
Catheter

 
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