Catheter-related bloodstream infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci managed with catheter removal: Recurrences are rare

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      • Recurrences were rare, even with prosthetic material in place.
      • Local infection signs and neutropenia appear to increase the risk of recurrence.
      • Appropriate antibiotic treatment did not prevent recurrence.
      Little research has been carried out on recurrences of catheter-related bloodstream infection due to coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS-CRBSI). The main objective of this study was to characterize patients with CoNS-CRBSI and infection recurrence after catheter removal. We included 184 CoNS-CRBSI episodes. Only 8 patients experienced recurrent bacteremia and none of them developed secondary infection of preexisting orthopedic or intravascular implant material.

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