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A skin infection at the central line site is possible if there is:
A bloodstream infection is possible if your child has:
Blood can clot inside the tubing and cause a blocked or clotted central line. You would know there is a blockage if:
It is possible to get a hole or tear in the central line. You may be able to see the hole or tear. There could also be damage that you cannot see. Signs of damage:
Air in the bloodstream is very rare. But it could happen if the cap came off the end of a central line that is not clamped. It could also happen if there was a cut or tear in the central line. It takes a large amount of air in the bloodstream to cause a problem. If air gets into the bloodstream, your child could have:
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