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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

On-line version ISSN 1678-9946

Abstract

PETRILLO, Victor Flávio et al. A case report of vascular catheter-associated bacteremia caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a non-immunosuppressed patient. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1999, vol.41, n.3, pp. 203-204. ISSN 1678-9946.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651999000300013.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from a central venous catheter in a non-immunosuppressed patient with systemic tuberculosis. This case report represents a very uncommon form of isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A total improvement was obtained after treatment.

Keywords : Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Bacteremia; Sepsis; Blood.

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