Death from inappropriate therapy for Lyme disease

Robin Patel, Karen L. Grogg, William D. Edwards, Alan J. Wright, Nina M. Schwenk

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A 30-year-old woman died as a result of a large Candida parapsilosis septic thrombus located on the tip of a Groshong catheter. The catheter had been in place for 28 months for administration of a 27 month course of intravenous cefotaxime for an unsubstantiated diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1109
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Patel, R., Grogg, K. L., Edwards, W. D., Wright, A. J., & Schwenk, N. M. (2000). Death from inappropriate therapy for Lyme disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 31(4), 1107-1109.