Cardiac device infections due to Mycobacterium fortuitum.


Journal Article

Two cases of cardiac device infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum are reported along with a discussion of their clinical management. Long-term therapy and removal of the infected device is needed. The slow progression and absence of systemic signs and symptoms suggest a low pathogenicity of M fortuitum.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hemmersbach-Miller, M; Cárdenes-Santana, MA; Conde-Martel, A; Bolaños-Guerra, JA; Campos-Herrero, MI

Published Date

  • May 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 183 - 185

PubMed ID

  • 18159541

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18159541

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1918-1493

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1712-9532

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2005/175132


  • eng