Disseminated mycobacterium Chimaera infection after cardiothoracic surgery

Nicholas Tan, Rahul Sampath, Omar M. Abu Saleh, Marysia S. Tweet, Dragan Jevremovic, Saba Alniemi, Nancy L. Wengenack, Priya Sampathkumar, Andrew D. Badley

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Ten case reports of disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with cardiovascular surgery were published from Europe. We report 3 cases of disseminatedMchimaera infections with histories of aortic graft and/or valvular surgery within the United States. Two of 3 patients demonstrated ocular involvement, a potentially important clinical finding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofw131
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Infection
  • Mycobacterium chimaera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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