Conservative treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum

M. Kunin, F. Salamon, M. Weinberger, I. Genkin, A. Sagie, R. Tur-Kaspa*

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Abstract

Described here is the case of a patient with infective endocarditis in a prosthetic valve due to a Mycobacterium fortuitum-group organism. The patient was treated medically and had a favorable clinical response. This is only the second report of survival after Mycobacterium fortuitum-group endocarditis, and the first of survival without surgical intervention. The duration of treatment is not well defined for this patient, but life-long suppressive therapy will likely be required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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