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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 284-287

Mycobacterium chimaera: A novel pathogen with potential risk to cardiac surgical patients


1 Division of Infection, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, 80 Newark Street, London, E1 2ES, United Kingdom
2 Head of Clinical Laboratory, Belle Vue Clinic, Hospital Infection Control and Quality Assurance, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ruaridh Buchanan
Division of Infection, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, 80 Newark Street, London, E1 2ES
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.317473

Mycobacterium chimaera was first described in 2004, coming to prominence in 2011 with reports from across the globe of invasive infections following cardiac surgery. This outbreak was linked to a specific type of heater cooler machine used for cardiac surgery by whole-genome sequencing. We briefly outline what is currently known about this pathogen, highlighting the importance of clinical vigilance and the diagnostic options for the clinician.


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