Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis with Mycobacterium fortuitum: antibiotics alone can be curative

Sonali R. Gnanenthiran, Eunice Y.T. Liu, Michael Wilson, Tommy Chung, Thomas Gottlieb*

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Abstract

Rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (RGM) are a rare, often fatal cause of infective endocarditis. Although surgery has been the cornerstone of RGM endocarditis therapy, we present the first documented adult case of Mycobacterium fortuitum endocarditis cured with antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e86-e89
Number of pages4
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Volume26
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Mycobacterium
  • Prosthetic valve

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