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Myocardial abscess and bacteremia complicating Mycobacterium fortuitum pacemaker infection: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19859019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pacemaker infection complicated by bacteremia and myocardial abscess caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum is reported and 9 other cases of pacemaker infection associated with rapidly growing mycobacteria are reviewed. Most cases developed within 6 months from implantation suggesting nosocomial acquisition. Wound discharge, fever, and pain at generator site were the most common presenting features. At presentation they had a median duration of symptoms of 34 days. Concomitant bacteremia was present in half of the cases. Antibiotics therapy and removal of the pacemaker system were needed to achieve cure in the majority of cases. Clarithromycin and fluoroquinolones were the most commonly used antibiotics.
Hussam Al Soub; Mona Al Maslamani; Jameela Al Khuwaiter; Yasser El Deeb; Mohammed Abu Khattab
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1532-0987     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-27     Completed Date:  2010-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1032-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bacteremia / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Mycobacterium Infections, Atypical / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Mycobacterium fortuitum / isolation & purification*
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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