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Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep;24(9):1700-1704. doi: 10.3201/eid2409.180247. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Aortic Endograft Infection with Mycobacterium chimaera and Granulicatella adiacens, Switzerland, 2014.

Abstract

We describe an aortic endograft infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera and Granulicatella adiacens, successfully treated with prolonged antimicrobial drug therapy after complete explantation of the infected endoprosthesis and extra-anatomical reconstruction. Whole-genome sequencing analysis did not indicate a close relationship to bacterial strains known to cause infections after cardiac surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Granulicatella adiacens ; Mycobacterium chimaera ; Switzerland ; abdominal aortic endograft infection ; bacteria ; cardiac surgery outbreak ; nontuberculous mycobacteria ; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria ; whole genome sequencing

PMID:
30028666
PMCID:
PMC6106423
DOI:
10.3201/eid2409.180247
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