Global health estimate of invasive mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with heater–cooler devices in cardiac surgery

the Swiss Chimaera Taskforce

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Abstract

Investigations of a worldwide epidemic of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera associated with heater–cooler devices in cardiac surgery have been hampered by low clinical awareness and challenging diagnoses. Using data from Switzerland, we estimated the burden of invasive M. chimaera to be 156–282 cases/year in 10 major cardiac valve replacement market countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-578
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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