Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Journal (BBRJ)

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82--84

Pacemaker site infection caused by Rapidly Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (RGM)


Jhansi Vani Devana1, Narasimhan Calambur2, B Ravinder Reddy3 
1 Department of Microbiology, CARE Hospital, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Cardiology, CARE Hospital, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of General Surgery, CARE Hospital, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jhansi Vani Devana
CARE Hospital, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
India

There has been an increased use of cardiac pacemaker device utilization in cardiac patients with a corresponding increase of device-related infections in these patients. The common cause of postpacemaker implantation infection is either Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria. Infection of pacemaker implantation site due to nontuberculous mycobacteria is rare. Globally, thirty-two cases of pacemaker device infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria were reported. It is important to carry out not only species identification of mycobacteria but also drug susceptibility testing to start precise treatment to those patients, who are infected with atypical mycobacteria. We report a patient with pacemaker pocket infection due to Mycobacterium chelonae.


How to cite this article:
Devana JV, Calambur N, Reddy B R. Pacemaker site infection caused by Rapidly Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (RGM).Biomed Biotechnol Res J 2018;2:82-84


How to cite this URL:
Devana JV, Calambur N, Reddy B R. Pacemaker site infection caused by Rapidly Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (RGM). Biomed Biotechnol Res J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];2:82-84
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