Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBI) represent a frequent complication of immune-compromised hosts with a high mortality rate. In this setting, opportunistic pathogens can create a biofilm on implanted devices, being the source of infection. We provide a mini-review of the literature, starting from the description of two cases of CRBI by opportunistic pathogens in poly-morbid patients, successfully treated by antibiotic lock-therapy.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Central venous catheter
- Opportunistic pathogens
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)