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)
Lohr DC, Goeken JA, Doty DB, Donta ST. Mycobacterium gordonae Infection of a Prosthetic Aortic Valve. JAMA. 1978;239(15):1528–1530. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280420064020
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