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Aortic endograft infection with Mycobacterium chimaera and Granulicatella adiacens, Switzerland, 2014


Plate, Andreas; Kohl, Thomas A; Keller, Peter M; Majer, Sabine; Fulchini, Rosamaria; Strahm, Carol; Medugno, Cristoforo; Rancic, Zoran; Husmann, Lars; Sax, Hugo; Niemann, Stefan; Hasse, Barbara (2018). Aortic endograft infection with Mycobacterium chimaera and Granulicatella adiacens, Switzerland, 2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(9):1700-1704.

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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.

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.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microbiology (medical), Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Granulicatella adiacens ; Mycobacterium chimaera ; Switzerland ; abdominal aortic endograft infection ; bacteria ; cardiac surgery outbreak ; nontuberculous mycobacteria ; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria ; whole genome sequencing
Date:17 September 2018
Deposited On:22 Aug 2018 14:40
Last Modified:22 Aug 2018 14:41
Publisher:U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases
ISSN:1080-6040
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2409.180247
PubMed ID:30028666

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