Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013
Mycobacterium fortuitum Endocarditis Associated with Cardiac Surgery, Serbia
|Characteristic||Patient 1||Patient 2||Patient 3|
|Time between surgery and readmission, d||86||97||76|
|Position of vegetation||Septal cusp of tricuspid valve||Septal cusp of tricuspid valve and VSD patch||Septal cusp of tricuspid valve and VSD patch|
|Hemodynamic consequence||Moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation||Moderate tricuspid valve regurgitation||VSD patch dehiscence|
|No. blood cultures collected, aerobic/anaerobic||3/3||10/4||6/3|
|No. blood cultures positive for acid-fast bacteria, aerobic/anaerobic||2/0||5/0||2/0|
|Time of collection of first positive/last positive blood culture, d after readmission||8/11||1/21||4/16|
|Outcome||Resolved after antimicrobial drug treatment||Resolved after antimicrobial drug treatment||Resolved after antimicrobial drug treatment and reoperation|
*VSD, ventricular septal defect.
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