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Septic pulmonary emboli caused by infected central venous port
  1. Ko Harada,
  2. Fumio Otsuka
  1. Department of General Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ko Harada, Department of General Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama 700-8558, Japan; me422084{at}s.okayama-u.ac.jp

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Case presentation

A 54-year-old Japanese woman receiving home parenteral nutrition through a subcutaneously implanted central venous (CV) port presented with fever, chills, nonproductive cough and right-sided chest pain. She had a history of short bowel syndrome after the surgery for peritonitis, and the CV port was implanted 6 weeks prior to admission. Physical examination revealed redness and tenderness around the implanted CV port, and the port was removed (figure …

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Footnotes

  • Contributors KH contributed to patient care, writing the manuscript and discussion. FO revised the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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