A man underwent heart transplant for ischemic cardiomyopathy. His surgery was complicated by bleeding requiring multiple washouts and axillary graft placement for ECMO. Two months after his surgery, purulent material was noted from his axillary surgical site and his sternum. His cultures grew a rare pathogen.   

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Author Information

Harry Rockower, M.D., Infectious Disease Fellow, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 

Courtney Comar, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Assistant Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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