Volume 14, Number 7—July 2008
Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Oncology Office
|Case-patient no.||Age, y||Sex||Underlying disease||Date of CVC flush||Date of onset, symptoms†||Date of blood collection‡|
|1||70||F||Acute myelogenous leukemia||2001 Nov 19||2001 Nov 19, rigors after flush||2001 Nov 19|
|2||65||F||Breast cancer||2001 Dec 5||2001 Dec 5, no chart record of symptoms after flush, blood culture obtained next day||2001 Dec 6|
|3||73||F||Colon cancer||2001 Dec 7||2001 Dec 7, fever after flush||2001 Dec 7|
|4||41||F||Sickle cell disease||2001 Dec 4||2001 Dec 11, myalgias, emesis||2001 Dec 11|
|5||73||F||Gastric cancer||Unknown||Unknown||2001 Dec 13|
|6||71||M||Colon cancer||2001 Dec18||2001 Dec 19, fever, chills||2001 Dec 20|
|7||79||F||Pancreatic cancer||Unknown||Unknown||2001 Dec 30|
|8||45||F||Breast cancer||2002 Jan 10||2002 Jan 10, no chart record of symptoms after flush, blood culture obtained next day||2001 Jan 10|
||2002 Jan 10
||2002 Jan 10, hypotension after infusion
||2002 Jan 11
|10||77||F||Squamous cell cancer of palate||NA||2001 Nov/Dec, intermittent nausea and weakness||2002 Jan 29|
|11||77||M||Gastric cancer||NA||2001 Nov/Dec, intermittent fever, chills after flushes, not reported to Office B staff||2002 Feb 7|
|12||49||F||Non-Hodgkin lymphoma||NA||Asymptomatic||2002 Feb 5|
*CVC, central venous catheter; NA, not applicable.
†Signs and symptoms of bloodstream infection.
‡Collection of blood that had subsequent positive culture result for A. xylosoxidans.