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


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.

Share and Cite:

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.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] H. Sakai, G. W. Procop, N. Kobayashi, D. Togawa, D. A. Wilson, L. Borden, V. Krebs and T. W. Bauer, “Simultaneous Detection of Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci in Positive Blood Cultures by Real-Time PCR with Two Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Probe Sets,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology,Vol. 42, No. 12, 2004, pp. 5739-5744.doi:10.1128/JCM.42.12.5739-5744.2004
[2] R. A. Proctor, “Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Infections: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge,” Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2000, pp. 31-33. doi:10.1086/313894
[3] S. Natoli, C. Fontana, M. Favaro, A. Bergamini, G. P. Testore, S. Minelli, M. C. Bossa, M. Casapulla, G. Broglio, A. Beltrame, L. Cudillo, R. Cerretti and F. Leonardis, “Characterization of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Isolates from Blood with Reduced Susceptibility to Glycopeptides and Therapeutic Options,” BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009, p. 83. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-83
[4] N. Gaebler and M. Ribeiro de Souza, “Staphylococcal Enterotoxins: Molecular Aspects and Detection Methods,” Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2010, pp. 29-42.
[5] M. Macía, J. Donate, J. Alcoba-Florez and S. MendezAlvarez, “Daptomycin, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus hominis Catheter-Related Bacteriemia in a Hemodialysis Patient,” Open Journal in Medical Microbiology, 2012(in press).
[6] M. Morales, S. Méndez-Alvarez, J. V. Martín-López, C. Marrero and C. O. Freytes, “Biofilm: the Microbial ‘Bunker’ for Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection,” Support Care Cancer, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2004, pp. 701-707.doi:10.1007/s00520-004-0630-5

Copyright © 2023 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.