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Pasteurella multocida line infection: a case report and review of literature

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2018
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Title
Pasteurella multocida line infection: a case report and review of literature
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12879-018-3329-9
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Authors

T. C. S. Martin, J. Abdelmalek, B. Yee, S. Lavergne, M. Ritter

Abstract

There are as many as 300,000 visits to the emergency department in the USA with animal bites every year. The most common infection after cat or dog bite is with Pasteurella Multocida. Many people infected will also have long-term central venous access for dialysis or for other reasons. No prior reports or guidelines exist regarding the management of P. multocida bacteremia due to line infection or bacteremia in the presence of long-term central venous access. We describe the successful treatment of an individual with P. multocida bacteremia secondary to tunnelled line infection managed with line retention. A 21 year-old man with a history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis on home hemodialysis presented with fever and hypotension 3 days after dialysis catheter replacement. The patient was found to be bacteremic with Pasteurella Multocida and he subsequently reported a history of cat bite to his dialysis catheter. He declined removal of the tunnelled catheter and was thereafter treated for a total of 2 weeks with intravenous ceftazidime post-dialysis and gentamicin line-locks without recurrence of infection. Pasteurella Multocida bacteremia in the presence of a long-term central venous catheter is potentially curable using 2 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and line retention. Further data regarding outcomes of treatment in this setting are required though in select cases clinicians faced with a similar scenario could opt for trial of intravenous therapy and retention of central venous catheter.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 18%
Student > Master 9 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Researcher 4 8%
Other 4 8%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 12 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 14 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2018.
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