Incidence of diskospondylitis is higher in male than female dogs, perhaps because of a reservoir of bacteria in the prostate that results in intermittent bacteremia
even in castrated males (11, 17, 18).
A 73-year-old remote kidney transplant recipient had a 4-year history of intermittent bacteremia
Subsequent episodic catheter flushing with uncontaminated flush might physically disrupt biofilms causing symptomatic, intermittent bacteremia
. Health-care providers should conduct ongoing surveillance and be aware of possible bloodstream infection in patients with indwelling catheters who have received contaminated injections, even several months after exposure.
An "intermittent bacteremia
" is commonly known as "fever of undetermined origin." Intermittent bacteremia
can involve a wide variety of abscesses, which shed bacteria into the blood at irregular times.
was also observed over periods of 4 to 58 weeks.