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Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008

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Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Oncology Office

Moon J. Kim*Comments to Author , Elizabeth Bancroft*, Eleanor Lehnkering*, Rodney M. Donlan†, and Laurene Mascola*
Author affiliations: *Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Figure 1

Scanning electron micrograph of lumen of segment of central venous catheter removed from an asymptomatic patient. Biofilm contains rod-shaped bacteria (Alcaligenes xylosoxidans) in association with fibrinlike material on the catheter surface.

Figure 1. Scanning electron micrograph of lumen of segment of central venous catheter removed from an asymptomatic patient. Biofilm contains rod-shaped bacteria (Alcaligenes xylosoxidans) in association with fibrinlike material on the catheter surface.

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