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Volume 23, Number 5—May 2017

Invasive Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections among Cardiothoracic Surgical Patients Exposed to Heater–Cooler Devices1

Meghan M. LymanComments to Author , Cheri Grigg, Cara Bicking Kinsey, M. Shannon Keckler, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Emily Cooper, Minn M. Soe, Judith Noble-Wang, Allison Longenberger, Shane R. Walker, Jeffrey R. Miller, Joseph F. Perz, and Kiran M. Perkins
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.M. Lyman, C. Grigg, C. Bicking Kinsey, M.S. Keckler, H. Moulton-Meissner, M.M. Soe, J. Noble-Wang, J.R. Miller, J.F. Perz, K.M. Perkins); Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA (C. Bicking Kinsey, A. Longenberger, J.R. Miller); WellSpan York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania, USA (E. Cooper, S.R. Walker)

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Table 5

Microbiologic test results for case-patient isolates and environmental samples in investigation of invasive extrapulmonary NTM infections among patients who underwent cardiothoracic surgery, York, Pennsylvania, USA, 2015*

Description Sample type Species identified
Patient isolates
  Case-patient 3 Blood M. chimaera
  Case-patient 4 Blood M. chimaera
  Case-patient 9
M. chimaera
Environmental samples
  HCD 1 Water M. chimaera
  HCD 2 Water/swab specimen M. chimaera
  HCD 3 Water M. chimaera
  Ice machine Ice M. mucogenicum/M. phocaicum; M. gastri
  Scrub sink Water M. avium
  Air sampling of HCD exhaust Air M. chimaera

*HCD, heater–cooler device; NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the Epidemic Intelligence Service conference, May 2–5, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; and the American Society for Microbiology Microbe conference, June 16–20, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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