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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-133

Mycobacterium abscessus: Causing fatal endocarditis after cardiac catheterization


Department of Medicine, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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V Mishra
Department of Medicine, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai - 400 020, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.150898

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Mycobacterium abscessus is an unusual cause of infection in immunocompetent patients. The intrinsic and acquired resistance of this organism to multiple antibiotics is a major issue in planning treatment regimens. We report a case of M. abscessus endocarditis of the native aortic valve in an immunocompetent patient following coronary angiography with a fatal outcome. The case highlights an unfortunate intervention - related nosocomial infection and the difficulties in chemotherapeutic options for this organism, particularly in the presence of renal failure.






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