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African health sciences

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator pocket infection caused by Klebsiella pneumonia.


PMID 23382757

Abstract

Like any other foreign bodies, implanted cardiac devices can become infected. Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative Staphilococci are the most common causes of infections of pacemaker and defibrillator systems. In this case an implantable cardioverter defibrillator pocket infection caused by an extremely rare microorganism, Klebsiella pneumonia, is presented.