Mycobacterium phlei, a previously unreported cause of pacemaker infection

Thinking outside the box in cardiac device infections

Showri Karnam, Venkata (Mahesh) Alla, Joong Kwon, Tracey Harbert, Akhilesh Sharma, Kelly Airey, Aryan N. Mooss

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Abstract

The increased use of cardiac rhythm management devices has led to an increase in cardiac device-related infections (CDI). Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis account for the vast majority of CDI. CDI due to rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria is very rare, with only about ten cases having been reported. We report a case of pacemaker pocket infection with Mycobacterium phlei. There are only three published reports of human infection involving this typically non-pathogenic organism. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of CDI with Mycobacterium phlei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-690
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Journal
Volume18
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2011

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Mycobacterium phlei, a previously unreported cause of pacemaker infection : Thinking outside the box in cardiac device infections. / Karnam, Showri; Alla, Venkata (Mahesh); Kwon, Joong; Harbert, Tracey; Sharma, Akhilesh; Airey, Kelly; Mooss, Aryan N.

In: Cardiology Journal, Vol. 18, No. 6, 2011, p. 687-690.

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