Native valve endocarditis and pacemaker infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum

Moamen Al Zoubi*, Joyce Cheng, Venkate S. Dontaraju, Colin E. Evans, Addie B. Spier

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Endocarditis and cardiac device infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rare entity in the hospital settings. We report a case of pacemaker infection and native valve endocarditis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum, which was associated with tricuspid valve vegetation. two days after admission with fever, chills, body aches and swelling around her pacemaker, the patient's pacing system was surgically removed. The patient was then discharged at day 16 after surgery and treated with a multidrug regimen of azithromycin, levofloxacin, imipenem/cilastatin, and amikacin for six weeks followed by trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole plus doxycycline for a further three months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01200
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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