Gram-negative infection as an unusual cause of endocarditis in a hemodialysis patient

Shobana Balakrishnan, Ali Aamar, Susan Rhee, Sammy Zakaria, Waseem Khaliq

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Abstract

Gram-negative endocarditis is rare and it has high mortality if there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment. Gram-negative organisms should be considered in the differential diagnosis of IE in hemodialysis patients. Central lineassociated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) can be prevented by following sterile measures during catheter insertion and proper management of catheter site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-153
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume71
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Centrial line-associated blood stream infections
  • Gram negative infective endocarditis
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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