Q: Fungi are more common in peripheral vein suppurative thrombophlebitis than in superior/inferior vena cava suppurative thrombophlebitis?
Though common sense may say that fungi should be more common in peripheral vein suppurative thrombophlebitis, but Fungi are more common in superior/inferior vena cava suppurative thrombophlebitis. This is particularly related to total parenteral nutrition (TPN) infusion.
This is again a good reminder of discontinuation of "lines" if they are not needed.
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