Early Aspergillus pacemaker pocket infection: Case and review

Jennifer L. Pincus*, Maximillian Jahng, Larry Massie, Samuel A. Lee

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We report the first case to our knowledge of an early pacemaker pocket infection due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Several cases of late pacemaker pocket infection by Aspergillus have been reported, but it remains exceedingly rare. Recognition of Aspergillus infection as a potential early or late complication of placement of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices may help clinicians diagnose and treat future cases of this potentially devastating infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-34
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Case report
  • Invasive Aspergillus
  • Pacemaker pocket infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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