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.
|Journal||Transplant Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2017|
- extragenital infection
- Mycoplasma hominis
- periaortic abscess
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases