Mycobacterium chimaera infections: guidance for secondary care

Guidance and advice for health professionals on Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with cardiopulmonary bypass.


Mycobacterium chimaera infections associated with cardiopulmonary bypass

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This guidance for healthcare professionals in secondary care includes advice on:

  • recognising and diagnosing cases of M. chimaera infection
  • accessing expert advice on diagnosis and treatment
  • reporting cases of mycobacterial infection
Published 20 February 2017