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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 …
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.
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