Abstract

Infection with Mycobacterium chimaera has globally been linked to cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass devices with contaminated heater-cooler units (HCU). This is a case report of M. chimaera infection linked to HCU in Denmark in which we show, how difficult the diagnosis can be. A 67-year-old man had an aortic graft and valvular replacement using HCU. Post-operatively he developed progressing symptoms of intermittent fever, malaise and endocarditis with septic embolic events, and despite extensive diagnostic work-up, he remained undiagnosed for 16 months following surgery.

Bidragets oversatte titelFirst Danish case of Mycobacteriumchimaerainfection from cardiac surgery with contaminated heater-cooler unit
OriginalsprogDansk
Artikelnummer32584757
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind182
Udgave nummer26
Sider (fra-til)1-4
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 22 jun. 2020

Emneord

  • Aged
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures/adverse effects
  • Denmark
  • Equipment Contamination
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium
  • Mycobacterium Infections

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