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Pseudomonas infection of the catheter exit site successfully managed with topical acetic acid.

Authors
  • Williams, N M
  • Wales, S
  • Carlson, G L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Nutrition
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1993
Volume
12
Issue
6
Pages
369–370
Identifiers
PMID: 16843341
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of recurrent catheter exit site infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is presented in a patient receiving home parenteral nutrition. The past episodes were managed by elective catheter replacement following extrusion of the catheter cuff. We describe the successful use of acetic acid to the exit site which resulted in the eradication of the organism and complete resolution of all signs.

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