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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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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

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.