Cardiac Device Infection due toStreptococcus pneumoniae Academic Article uri icon

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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 involvingStreptococcus pneumoniaeCDI, which is rare, potentially vaccine preventable and may not be associated with overt antecedent pneumococcal infection, is reported.

authors

  • Liu, Theresa
  • Nery, Pablo B
  • Birnie, David
  • Jessamine, Peter
  • Suh, Kathryn N

publication date

  • 2012