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Rare Enough ? Cardiac Device Related Pocket Infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum
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  • Reshma Golamari,
  • Nitasa Sahu,
  • Rama Vunnam,
  • Dhirisha Bhatt ,
  • Rameet Thapa,
  • Ravi Patel ,
  • Rohit Jain
Reshma Golamari
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Nitasa Sahu
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Rama Vunnam
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Dhirisha Bhatt
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Rameet Thapa
Western Maryland Health System
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Ravi Patel
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Rohit Jain
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
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Abstract

Nontuberculous mycobacteria are rare causes of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) pocket infections and may lead to device-related endocarditis, so preventing them is key. Diagnosis is by presence of acid-fast bacilli on smears and culture takes around 3-7 days on grow on standard agar media.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

01 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
03 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
03 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
10 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending