Although newer tunneled dialysis catheters offer improved capacity for blood flow and efficiency of dialysis, catheter-associated bacteremia remains an extremely important complication of this access strategy. This is a report of a case of catheter-associated bacteremia with Ochrobactrum anthropi, a water-borne gram-negative rod with an unusual pattern of antibiotic resistance. Given the organism's hydrophilic property and the frequency of catheter use in debilitated individuals with end-stage renal disease, Ochrobactrum anthropi infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a hemodialysis patient with unexplained fever.
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