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Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus Causes Catheter Associated Bacteriemia in a Patient with Esophagus Adenocarcinome

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We report a case of a man suffering esophagus adenocarcinome who acquired catheter associated bacteriemia caused by a coagulase negative Staphylococcus. This CoNS was sensible to linezolid, teicoplanine, vancomycin and rifampicin. This information was relevant for antibiotherapy planning. The patient was successfully treated with teicoplanin together with the catheter exchange. In conclusion, infections should be treated with adequate doses and duration of antibiotics together with catheter exchange. Pre-emptive measurements in the cancer patient and establishing the most adequate treatment are imperative for obtaining good results.

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A. Copca-Álvarez, M. Cabrera-Suarez, G. Pulido-Reyes, J. Alcoba-Florez, M. Morales and S. Mendez-Alvarez, "Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus Causes Catheter Associated Bacteriemia in a Patient with Esophagus Adenocarcinome," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2012, pp. 627-629. doi: 10.4236/jct.2012.35080.

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