A patient receiving total parenteral alimentation through a central catheter developed fatal Candida sepsis originating from suppurative phlebitis of a peripheral vein. This case underscores the importance of aggressively pursuing all potential endovascular sources of fungemia in susceptible patients: those on antibiotics, with chemical phlebitis, and hyperglycemia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Jul 1980|