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Abstract

sepsis is extremely rare and usually fatal. A very few cases of infection have been reported from Africa, but never from South Africa. As far as could be ascertained, this infection has never been reported in a patient with leukaemia. We describe what we believe to be the first such case of sepsis, in a 16-year-old female patient with acute biphenotypic leukaemia, which developed during the neutropenic phase after intensive chemotherapy. The infection was due to a non-pigmented strain of and was associated with a co-infection with ; both were successfully treated using broad-spectrum antibiotics, antifungals and removal of a Hickman line.

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