Fastidious mycobacteria grown from porcine prosthetic-heart-valve cultures.

@article{Laskowski1977FastidiousMG,
  title={Fastidious mycobacteria grown from porcine prosthetic-heart-valve cultures.},
  author={Leszek Laskowski and J. Joseph Marr and J F Spernoga and Niklas Frank and Hendrick Boyer Barner and George C. Kaiser and Denis H. Tyras},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1977},
  volume={297 2},
  pages={
          101-2
        }
}
WE report here the contamination of eight of 16 porcine xenograft heart valves placed in 15 patients over a three-month period. The micro-organisms cultured from the xenografts were identified as Mycobacterium chelonei. Materials and Methods Porcine aortic valves were purchased from Hancock Laboratories, Anaheim, California. At operation, each valve was removed aseptically from its shipping jar, containing 0.2 per cent stabilized glutaraldehyde-soaked cotton wads, after rinsing in sterile 0.9… CONTINUE READING
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