Fatal central venous catheter-related infection in haemophilia

S. E. Crary, G. R. Buchanan, Janna M. Journeycake

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Abstract

Central venous catheters (CVC) are frequently used in children with haemophilia to deliver factor infusions for the treatment or prophylaxis of bleeding. Complications of CVCs in patients with haemophilia include thrombosis and infection. We report a young boy with severe haemophilia A and an inhibitor who developed disseminated Staphylococcus aureus infection most likely related to a CVC. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of fatal sepsis secondary to a CVC in a patient with haemophilia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalHaemophilia
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

Keywords

  • Catheter-related infections
  • Haemophilia
  • Inhibitors
  • Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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