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SYMPOSIUM: CURRENT CONCEPTS IN CRITICAL CARE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162-167

Catheter-related bloodstream infections


1 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rupam Gahlot
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005
India
Rupam Gahlot
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.134184

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Central-venous-catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are an important cause of hospital-acquired infection associated with morbidity, mortality, and cost. Consequences depend on associated organisms, underlying pre-morbid conditions, timeliness, and appropriateness of the treatment/interventions received. We have summarized risk factors, pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, and management of CRBSI in this review.


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