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Abstract

Introduction

We present a case of pacemaker infection with a rapidly growing mycobacterium (RGM).

Case presentation:

An 80-year-old woman presented with fever, weight loss and malaise for 2 months. was isolated from blood cultures and from cardiac pacing wires. She made an excellent recovery with combination antimicrobial therapy and removal of the device.

Conclusion:

Such RGMs are encountered with increasing frequency in intravascular device-associated infections, posing challenges for both laboratory identification and clinical management.

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2019-10-14
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