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Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016
CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

Patient Report and Review of Rapidly Growing Mycobacterial Infection after Cardiac Device Implantation

Varun K. PhadkeComments to Author , David S. Hirsh, and Neela D. Goswami
Author affiliations: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Antimicrobial drug susceptibility profile of patient’s Mycobacterium fortuitum group isolate*

Antimicrobial drug MIC, μg/mL Interpretation*
Amikacin <1 Susceptible
Cefoxitin 64 Intermediate
Ciprofloxacin <0.12 Susceptible
Clarithromycin 8 Resistant†
Doxycycline >16 Resistant
Imipenem 8 Intermediate
Linezolid 2 Susceptible
Moxifloxacin <0.25 Susceptible
Tigecycline 0.12
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 1/19 Susceptible
Tobramycin >16 Resistant

*According to breakpoints defined by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (2).
†Clarithromycin MIC after 14 d of incubation.
‡No accepted breakpoints from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute exist for tigecycline.

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