Pacemaker infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum: the role of universal 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing.

@article{Giannella2007PacemakerID,
  title={Pacemaker infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum: the role of universal 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing.},
  author={Maddalena Giannella and Maricela Valerio and Juan Antonio Franco and Mercedes Mar{\'i}n and Emilio Bouza and Patricia Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={337-9}
}
Rapidly growing mycobacteria are a rare cause of pacemaker infection. A low index of suspicion and conventional diagnostic methods may delay diagnosis. We present a review of the literature and report a case of pacemaker infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum rapidly detected by universal 16S rRNA gene polymerase chain reaction and sequencing. 

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