Central line associated bloodstream infections
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Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) happen when microbes get into the bloodstream by a central line (a tube that is inserted in a large vein to provide blood, medications, fluids, or to do specific medical tests rapidly. The long duration of hospitalization before catheterization, underlying medical circumstances, prematurity, area of placement of catheter or various other factors may result in increased risks of central line-associated bloodstream infection in patients.