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Findings Indicative of an Infected Pacemaker

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a pacemaker that has intravascular leads for overt and subtle signs of infection as reported by Klug et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

B99, Z95.0

Description:

Klug et al evaluated clinical findings associated with an infected pacemaker. Even subtle local signs may indicate an infected device and the need to completely remove it. The authors are from the University of Lille in France.

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