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11/14. Successful treatment of Mycoplasma mediastinitis after heart-lung transplantation.

    mycoplasma hominis and ureaplasma urealyticum are members of the Mycoplasma genus that can infect surgical wounds. These organisms are rarely cultured by conventional laboratory techniques, and they respond poorly to commonly used broad-spectrum antibiotics. Including this case, five cases of Mycoplasma mediastinitis have been reported, three of which followed heart-lung transplantation. Successful treatment of Mycoplasma mediastinitis after heart-lung transplantation was achieved in this patient with extensive debridement, muscle-flap coverage, and long-term antibiotics. Possible sources of this infection after heart-lung transplantation and treatment options are discussed.
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12/14. mycoplasma hominis sternal wound infection and bacteraemia.

    mycoplasma hominis is a rare cause of bacteraemia in adult males. We believe this report to be the first of mycoplasma hominis bacteraemia and wound infection complicating cardiac surgery. Because of difficulties in isolating the organism, cases may be missed. review of the literature on M. hominis bacteraemia in adult males reveals that infection is often mild and most often associated with urethral catheterisation. M. hominis is resistant to many antibiotics including erythromycin. If treatment is indicated, tetracycline or clindamycin is the drug of choice.
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13/14. mycoplasma hominis infections occurring in cardiovascular surgical patients.

    BACKGROUND. Postoperative mycoplasma hominis sternal would or mediastinal infections are uncommon and difficult to diagnose. Atypical growth characteristics in routine bacterial culture, and the inability to demonstrate the organism on Gram stain, lead to delayed diagnosis of M hominis infections and increased morbidity. methods. Postoperative purulent would drainage or acute mediastinitis caused by M hominis developed in 3 cardiovascular surgery patients. These patients were considered along with 9 patients previously reported in the literature. RESULTS: Operative findings included moderately thick, gray purulent fluid with the degree of tissue necrosis related to duration of infection. Intraoperative Gram stain of wound or mediastinal drainage demonstrated no microorganisms, and initial bacterial cultures did not reveal microbial growth. After an average of 4.5 days of culture, minute translucent colonies of M hominis were identified. The institution of appropriate antimycoplasma therapy (doxycycline and clindamycin) was associated with clinical or microbiological cure in all patients. Sternal wound complications developed in 3 patients, and a chronic infection developed in 1 patient. CONCLUSIONS. Empiric therapy for M hominis infection should be considered in patients with mediastinitis or a sternal wound infection in which organisms are not observed on Gram stain and are not readily cultured.
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14/14. sternotomy infection with mycoplasma hominis: a cause of "culture negative" wound infection.

    Wound infections with Mycoplasma species are unusual; diagnosis may be delayed because of the growth characteristics of this organism. We report mycoplasma hominis infection of sternotomy wounds in two patients. The first presented with fever and drainage from the incision 1 week after coronary artery bypass grafting. The other patient presented with drainage from the incision three weeks after double-lung transplantation. In both cases, initial cultures were negative, but the typical colonial morphology of M. hominis was subsequently detected. Successful treatment consisted of debridement and long courses of antibiotic therapy; omental flap grafting was eventually required for the second patient. Other published cases were reviewed and compared with the newly reported cases.
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