How Sweet is the pacemaker?

Merinopoulos, I, O'Toole, S, Porter, JN, Braganza, D, Mistry, C, Vassiliou, V ORCID: and Enoch, DA (2014) How Sweet is the pacemaker? Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 44. pp. 209-211. ISSN 1478-2715

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Pacemaker infections can be difficult to diagnose, especially when they present with non-specific symptoms and signs a long time after insertion of the device. Unidentified or partially treated low-grade chronic sepsis can result in multisystem disease processes with significant mortality and morbidity. Therefore, a high index of suspicion is required to identify the pacemaker as the source of sepsis and treat it effectively. This report describes a case of chronic pacemaker wire infection, which eventually presented with Sweet’s syndrome, a rare manifestation of infective endocarditis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic sepsis,pacemaker lead endocarditis,sweet’s syndrome
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 02:47
DOI: 10.4997/JRCPE.2014.3

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