Intestinal failure and the subsequent reliance on parentral nutrition through central venous catheters increases the likelihood of a central line-associated bloodstream infection. Antimicrobial lock solutions such as ethanol lock therapy are providing promising evidence of the ability to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infection. This case study reviews the use of ethanol lock therapy for a pediatric patient who experienced 0 central line-associated bloodstream infections during the 2-year time period covered by this report.

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