A Case of Infective Endocarditis Caused by Rapidly Growing Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium after Cardiac Catheterization

Authors

  • SM Nurul Huda Dept of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Faisal Ibn Kabir Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Fakhrul Islam Khaled Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • AFM Azim Anwar Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Rasul Amin Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v19i1.69828

Keywords:

Infective Endocarditis, Rapidly Growing Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium, Cardiac Catheterization, reuse of single-use medical devices

Abstract

Endocarditis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacterium 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. Here we report a case of Nontuberculous mycobacterial endocarditis of the native aortic valve in an immunocompetent patient following coronary angiography. The case highlights an unfortunate intervention – related nosocomial infection and the difficulties in chemotherapeutic options for this organism, particularly in the presence of marrow suppression and acute interstitial nephritis.

University Heart Journal 2023; 19(1): 31-34

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Published

2023-11-22

How to Cite

Huda, S. N. ., Kabir, M. F. I. ., Khaled, M. F. I. ., Anwar, A. A. ., & Amin, M. R. . (2023). A Case of Infective Endocarditis Caused by Rapidly Growing Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium after Cardiac Catheterization. University Heart Journal, 19(1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v19i1.69828

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Case Reports