Hemodialysis-Catheter Related Septic Pulmonary Emboli in the Absence of Endocarditis or Right Atrial Thrombus

Udip Dahal, Bandana Pathak, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Srujitha Murukutla, Shiksha Kedia, Shradha Pant, Suzanne El-Sayegh, Neville Mobaraki


Catheter-related bloodstream infection, although a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis population, is rarely associated with septic pulmonary emboli (SPE). SPE is generally associated with endocarditis or right atrial thrombus. We describe a case of a young man on hemodialysis with fever, who was subsequently diagnosed to have SPE in the absence of endocarditis or right atrial thrombus.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(3):149-152
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc684w


Septic pulmonary emboli; Endocarditis; Catheter related infection

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