Reemergence of Mycobacterium chimaera in Heater–Cooler Units despite Intensified Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol
Published Date:Oct 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(10):1830-1833.
Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections
Reemergence Of Mycobacterium Chimaera In Heater–Cooler Units Despite Intensified Cleaning And Disinfection Protocol
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Pubmed Central ID:PMC5038437
Description:Invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infections after open-heart surgery have been reported internationally. These devastating infections result from aerosols generated by contaminated heater-cooler units used with extracorporeal circulation during surgery. Despite intensified cleaning and disinfection, surveillance samples from factory-new units acquired during 2014 grew nontuberculous mycobacteria after a median of 174 days.
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