Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 589--591

Fever work-up unfolds a rare diagnosis of native valve endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus


Anita Sharma1, Irneet Mundi1, Karun Behal2, Navreet Kaur3, Pooja Singh1, Manish Mahant4 
1 Department of Lab Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
3 Department of Critical Care, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
4 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Irneet Mundi
Department of Lab Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Phase 8, Mohali - 160 062, Punjab
India

Endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus is rare and often missed without appropriate blood cultures. It does not respond to standard antitubercular treatment and is also resistant to many other antibiotics. The course of the disease may be indolent and often results in a fatal outcome. Accurate identification and sensitivity, combination therapy, and prolonged duration of antibiotics are, therefore, important for a successful outcome.


How to cite this article:
Sharma A, Mundi I, Behal K, Kaur N, Singh P, Mahant M. Fever work-up unfolds a rare diagnosis of native valve endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2019;62:589-591


How to cite this URL:
Sharma A, Mundi I, Behal K, Kaur N, Singh P, Mahant M. Fever work-up unfolds a rare diagnosis of native valve endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jun 14 ];62:589-591
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