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Volume 48, Number 5, October 2015

Arteriovenous fistula-related bacteremia caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a uremic patient 

Wen-Sen Lee, Tsong-Yih Ou, Tai-Chin Hsieh, Fu-Lun Chen, Shio-Shin Jean

Received: March 3, 2014    Revised: March 11, 2014    Accepted: March 17, 2014   


Corresponding author:

Shio-Shin Jean, Corresponding author. Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Wan Fang Medical Center, School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Number 111, Section 3, Hsing Long Road, Taipei 116, Taiwan. 


Background and purpose: 

Achromobacter xylosoxidans has been reported to cause intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in a hemodialysis unit.1,2 Here, we describe a uremic patient with recurrent A. xylosoxidans bacteremia due to infected aneurysm of arteriovenous (AV) fistula.