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Sternotomy infection due toMycoplasma hominis andUreaplasma urealyticum

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Mycoplasma hominis infections outside the urogenital tract are uncommon. An unusual case of sternal infection caused by bothMycoplasma hominis andUreaplasma urealyticum is described. This is the first report found in the literature of mixed infection due to these microorganisms at this site. The outcome was favourable after drainage of the surgical wound and antibiotic therapy with clindamycin, gentamicin and doxycycline.

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Pigrau, C., Almirante, B., Gasser, I. et al. Sternotomy infection due toMycoplasma hominis andUreaplasma urealyticum . Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 14, 597–598 (1995).

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