Successful management of an infected implantable cardioverter defibrillator with oral antibiotics and without removal of the device.

Abstract

Infection of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator developed 2 weeks after implantation, presenting with fever, swelling, redness, and tenderness of the skin above the generator site. A cloxacillin resistant coagulase-negative staphylococcus was repeatedly cultured from the abdominal wall pocket fluid. The infection was successfully treated with a… (More)

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