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April 14, 1978

Mycobacterium gordonae Infection of a Prosthetic Aortic Valve

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Lohr and Donta), Pathology (Dr Goeken), and Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr Doty), University of Iowa and Veterans Administration Hospitals, Iowa City. Dr Lohr is now with the Internal Medicine Service, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Dr Donta is a Clinical Investigator at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City.

JAMA. 1978;239(15):1528-1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280420064020

A patient previously suspected of having a mycobacterial infection was found to have a Mycobacterium gordonae infection of his prosthetic aortic valve. Following replacement of his infected prosthesis and systemic therapy for two years, the patient has apparently been cured.

(JAMA 239:1528-1530, 1978)