Pacemaker infection due to Mycobacterium fortuitum

Sunita Sharma, Imad M. Tleyjeh, Raul E. Espinosa, Brian A. Costello, Larry M. Baddour

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Pacemaker infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum has not been reported previously. We describe a case of pacemaker generator pocket infection and intravascular lead endocarditis due to Mycobacterium fortuitum. The entire pacing system was removed and the patient was treated successfully with a multidrug regimen for a total of 6 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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