Bacterial endocarditis in a child with a Broviac catheter.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Broviac and Hickman catheters facilitate the care of children with cancer but provide a source of potential infection. We describe a child with a Broviac catheter who developed left-sided bacterial endocarditis in whom right-to-left atrial shunting was documented following catheter flushing. Following removal of the catheter and administration of prolonged intravenous antibiotics, recovery was complete and cardiac function returned to normal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becton, DL; Friedman, HS; Armstrong, BE; Kurtzburg, J; Chaffee, S; Falletta, JM; Kinney, TR

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 136

PubMed ID

  • 3155236

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0888-0018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/08880018709141259


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England