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Første tilfælde af Mycobacterium chimaera-infektion relateret til åben thoraxkirurgi i Danmark

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Anja Jørgensen1, Kasper Karmark Iversen2, Troels Lillebæk3, Åse Bengård Andersen4, Christina Kruuse5, Emil Fosbøl6, Henning Bundgaard6 & Christian Søborg1

1) Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling, Herlev Hospital, 2) Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling, Herlev Hospital, 3) Afdelingen for Tuberkulose og Mykobakterier, Statens Serum Institut, 4) Infektionsmedicinsk Afdeling, Rigshospitalet, 5) Neurologisk Afdeling, Herlev Hospital, 6) Hjertemedicinsk Klinik, Rigshospitalet

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V01200061

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UgeskrLæger 2020;182:V01200061
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First Danish case of Mycobacteriumchimaerainfection from cardiac surgery with contaminated heater-cooler unit

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V01200061

Anja Jørgensen, Kasper Karmark Iversen, Troels Lillebæk, Åse Bengård Andersen, Christina Kruuse, Emil Fosbøl, Henning Bundgaard & Christian Søborg

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.

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