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Mycobacterium chimaera is a non-tuberculous mycobacterium belonging to the Mycobacterium avium complex. Mycobacterium chimaera is usually acquired during cardiopulmonary bypass via bioaerosols emitted from contaminated heater-cooler units water systems.

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Why is it important?

The knowledge of the diasease may lead to a prompt diagnosis and treatment

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This page is a summary of: Mycobacterium chimaera infections: An update, Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, December 2019, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jiac.2019.11.004.
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