Mycobacterium chelonae valve endocarditis resulting from contaminated biological prostheses.

@article{Strabelli2010MycobacteriumCV,
  title={Mycobacterium chelonae valve endocarditis resulting from contaminated biological prostheses.},
  author={T{\^a}nia Mara Varej{\~a}o Strabelli and Rinaldo Focaccia Siciliano and Jussara Bianchi Castelli and L{\'e}a Maria Macruz Ferreira Demarchi and Sylvia Cardoso Le{\~a}o and Cristina Viana-Niero and Kozue Miyashiro and Roney Orismar Sampaio and Max Grinberg and David Everson Uip},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={
          467-73
        }
}
OBJECTIVES A rapid-growing mycobacteria biological prosthetic valve (BPV) endocarditis related to prosthetic manufacturing process is described in Brazil. METHODS From 1999 to 2008, thirty-nine patients underwent BPV replacement due to culture-negative suspected endocarditis. All these cases had histological sections stained by Ziehl-Neelsen method. Clinical and microbiological data were reviewed in all acid-fast bacilli (AFB) positive cases. The 16S-23S internal transcribed sequence (ITS… CONTINUE READING
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