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Hickman catheter & infection. View of a Hickman catheter inserted into the skin of a 60 year- old male patient during chemotherapy treatment for cancer. The area around the site of the catheter's insertion point is red and inflamed due to an infection. A Hickman catheter is used in chemotherapy to deliver drugs directly into the blood. The infection may need antibiotic treatment.
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