Mycoplasma hominis wound infection after a vascular allograft

TitleMycoplasma hominis wound infection after a vascular allograft
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMarini H, Merle V, Frebourg N, Godier S, Bastit D, Benadiba L, Menguy E, Quesney M, Plissonnier D, Czernichow P
JournalThe Journal of infection
Pagination272 - 4
Date PublishedSep
Type of ArticleCase Reports
ISSN1532-2742 (Electronic) 0163-4453 (Linking)
Accession Number18649944
KeywordsAged, Humans, Male, Mycoplasma hominis / *isolation & purification, Mycoplasma Infections / *diagnosis, Transplantation, Homologous / *adverse effects, Wound Infection / *microbiology

Cases of Mycoplasma hominis infections after allograft are rare. We report a case of M. hominis wound infection after a vascular allograft. The allograft was positive before having any contact with the recipient, and our investigation suggests that M. hominis may have been transmitted from the donor to the recipient. It is not clear, however, whether specific diagnosis of M. hominis should be performed on tissue before grafting in order to prevent such donor-to-host transmission.

Alternate JournalJ Infect
Notify Library Reference ID957

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