Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-associated bloodstream infections in children

David F. Butler, Brian Lee, Erica Molitor-Kirsch, Jason G. Newland

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This was a case-control study of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cases spanning 5 years. Bloodstream infection (BSI) occurred in 12/207 subjects, with Candida spp.-4, Pseudomonas spp.-2 and Staphylococcal spp.-2 being predominant. No risk factors for BSI were identified. Exposure to broad spectrum antibiotics was common in both BSI and control patients. Prophylactic antimicrobials did not decrease the risk of BSI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-347
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Bacteremia
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Pediatrics


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