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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 407053, 3 pages
Case Report

Recurrent Bacteremia, a Complication of Cyanoacrylate Injection for Variceal Bleeding: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

1Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, AP-HP Hôpital Tenon, 75970 Paris cedex 20, France
2Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Huriez, CHRU Lille, 1 Place de Verdun, 59045 Lille Cedex, France
3Laboratoire de Bactériologie, AP-HP Hôpital Tenon, 75970 Paris cedex 20, France
4Service d'Hépatologie, AP-HP Hôpital Beaujon, 92110 Clichy cedex, France

Received 8 April 2009; Accepted 7 July 2009

Academic Editor: Andrew D. Badley

Copyright © 2009 T. Galperine et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the first description of recurrent bacteremia in two patients after cyanoacrylate injection for gastric varices bleeding treated with antibiotics alone. Adapted and prolonged antibiotic treatment allowed a complete resolution of the infection with no relapse after more than 6 months. According to recent data, prophylactic antibiotics should be further investigated for patients with bleeding varices undergoing cyanoacrylate injection.