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This 2008 scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts the lumen of a central venous catheter, removed from an asymptomatic patient. The biofilm contained the rod-shaped bacteria, Alcaligenes xylosoxidans in association with fibrin-like material on the catheter’s surface. This image accompanied the Emerging Infectious Diseases® journal article entitled, Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Oncology Office”, by Moon J. Kim, et al. See a link to the article below. Alcaligenes xylosoxidans, also known as Achromobacter xylosoxidans, is a Gram-negative, water-borne organism that causes healthcare-associated infections, and bacteremia in immunocompromised patients with indwelling catheters; it can also contaminate liquids. A. xylosoxidans is found in soil and water, and grows in saline.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Rodney M. Donlan
Creation Date:2008
Photo Credit:Janice Haney Carr
Links:CDC - Emerging Infectious Diseases®: Alcaligenes xylosoxidans Bloodstream Infections in Outpatient Oncology Office”, by Moon J. Kim, Elizabeth Bancroft, Eleanor Lehnkering, Rodney M. Donlan, and Laurene Mascola
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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