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carol Barker
PICC Removal

Patient had PICC inserted Mar 29 07.for antibiotic therapy for infection following dental surgery. One day ago the patient presentd with gland swelling on both sides of her neck as well as groin swelling.chills and fever.

Dr admitted the patient, did perpheral blood cultures as well as cultures from the lumen. He removed the PICC and sent the tip for culture as well.

No results of culture as yet.

Did the physcian pull the PICC too soon?

Any advice re inserting another PICC?