Mycobacterium goodii: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

February 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice March 2017 V.25 N.2 P.62-65

Salas, Natalie Mariam; Klein, Nicole

Mycobacterium goodii, a rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium, is an emerging pathogen in nosocomial infections.

Its inherent resistance patterns make it a challenging organism to treat, and delays in identification can lead to poor outcomes.

We present a case of cardiac device pocket infection with M. goodii, complicated by both antibiotic resistance and drug reactions that highlight the challenges faced by clinicians trying to eradicate these infections.

We also present a brief review of the English literature surrounding this disease, including a table of all reported cases of M. goodii infections and their outcomes to act as guide for clinicians formulating treatment plans for these infections.

A clear understanding of diagnostic methods and treatment caveats is essential to curing infections caused by these organisms.

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones cardio-vasculares, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones nosocomiales, Metodos diagnosticos, Micobacterias, REPORTS, Resistencia bacteriana, REVIEWS, Sepsis, Update.

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