Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Diabetes and the Heart

Vol 14, Issue 4 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

The Intersection of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editors Steven Petak and Archana Sadhu Guide Issue on Diabetes and the Heart

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus

Stage-Based Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Heart Failure

Imaging to Stratify Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes

Update on Management of Type 2 Diabetes for Cardiologists

New Therapeutic Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes

Prediabetes: Why Should We Care?

Central Venous Pathologies: Treatments and Economic Impact

Venous Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome: From Novel Biomarkers to Biology

CASE REPORTS See More

Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern

Reversed Pulsus Paradoxus in Right Ventricular Failure

Mycobacterium Chimaera Mimicking Sarcoidosis

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Related Cardiotoxicity

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

A Right Ventricular Mass

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ

EXCERPTA

The Other Side of the Prescription

EXCERPTA

Telemedicine Shakes Up the ICU Experience

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Venous Thrombosis in Nephrotic Syndrome

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in response to “Role of Subcutaneous Leadless Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Young Patients

Vol 14, Issue 4 (2019)

Article Abstract

Mycobacterium Chimaera Mimicking Sarcoidosis


Article Citation:

Ganatra S, Sharma A, D’Agostino R, Gage T, Kinnunen P. Mycobacterium Chimaera Mimicking Sarcoidosis. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2018;14(4):301-2.

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Abstract

Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera) is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria usually associated with pulmonary infection in immunocompromised patients. Attributed to a specific brand of contaminated heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery, M. chimaera has become a global public health concern due to disseminated infection affecting immunocompetent hosts. Given its nonspecific presenting symptoms and indolent course of infection, M. chimaera can mimic and be misdiagnosed as sarcoidosis. Increased awareness among the medical community and at-risk population should be maintained to facilitate more rapid diagnosis and prevent inappropriate treatment of this potentially devastating condition.

Keywords
mycobacterium chimaera , sarcoidosis , cardiac surgery , heater-cooler units