Chronic sternum wound infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis after cardiac surgery.

@article{Kim2012ChronicSW,
  title={Chronic sternum wound infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Ho Jin Kim and Joon Bum Kim and Cheol Hyun Chung},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={1332-5}
}
The sternum wound infection, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis after a cardiac surgery, is an extremely rare postoperative complication. It requires a high degree of suspicion for a correct diagnosis. Often a successful treatment is impeded by the insidious nature of tuberculosis infection and the time-consuming diagnosis process. We report two cases in which we successfully treated this infection with sternum resection, wound debridement, and antituberculosis medication. 
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