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Min-Soo Cho, Sung-Hwan Kim, Gi-Byoung Nam, Kee-Joon Choi, You-Ho Kim, "Very late-onset lead-associated endocarditis", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 22, Article ID 176479, 2 pages, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/176479
Very late-onset lead-associated endocarditis
Lead-associated endocarditis is a serious complication due to device implantation. The present article reports on a case involving a 57-year-old man with microbiologically and pathologically confirmed lead-associated endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus capitis. Transesophageal echocardiography is essential for diagnosis, and treatment usually requires appropriate antibiotics and removal of the lead.
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