Cutaneous mycobacterium thermoresistibile infection in a heart transplant recipient

Scott Porter Neeley, David W. Denning

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Abstract

A cutaneous infection by Mycobacterium thermoresistibile occurred 3 months after cardiac transplantation near the surgical scar in a diabetic patient. The organism's growth and biochemical characteristics are described, along with extensive susceptibility data. Only two previous human infections with this organism have been reported, both pulmonary. Response to oral rifampin, ethambutol, and isoniazid was complete but slow, although the organism was isoniazid-resistant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-611
Number of pages4
JournalReviews of Infectious Diseases
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1989

Keywords

  • rifampin
  • heart transplantation
  • diabetes mellitus
  • lung
  • Mycobacterium

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