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BOF: 26

A 60-year-old man is admitted with an acute variceal upper gastrointestinal bleed. He requires an emergency central venous catheter. Five day after admission he develops fever and rigors and becomes confused. He has been hospitalised on three occasions for liver cirrhosis related problems in the last 9 months. Blood cultures are positive. What is the most likely microbiological aetiology?

a)      Escherichia coli

b)      Pneumococcus

c)      Staphylococcus aureus

d)      Candida albicans

e)      Streptococcus viridans

 

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