Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2012 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 23 |Article ID 927958 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/927958

Theresa T Liu, Pablo B Nery, David Birnie, Peter Jessamine, Kathryn N Suh, "Cardiac Device Infection due to Streptococcus pneumoniae", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 23, Article ID 927958, 2 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/927958

Cardiac Device Infection due to Streptococcus pneumoniae

Abstract

Cardiac device infections (CDIs) are recognized complications of device implantation. Most CDIs are caused by skin flora but can also result from hematogenous seeding of the device. A case involving Streptococcus pneumoniae CDI, which is rare, potentially vaccine preventable and may not be associated with overt antecedent pneumococcal infection, is reported.

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