Mycoplasma hominis periaortic abscess following heart–lung transplantation

Hideharu Hagiya, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Keigo Kimura, Akiko Ueda, Isao Nishi, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Tomono

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We report the first case of Mycoplasma hominis periaortic abscess after heart–lung transplantation. The absence of sternal wound infection delayed the diagnosis, but the patient successfully recovered with debridement surgeries and long-term antibiotic therapy. Owing to the difficulty in detection and the intrinsic resistance to beta-lactams, M. hominis infections are prone to being misdiagnosed and undertreated. M. hominis should be suspected in cases where conventional microbiological identification and treatment approaches fail.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12697
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • extragenital infection
  • mediastinitis
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • periaortic abscess
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases


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