Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Defibrillator Pocket Infection Due to Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Infection

Dong-Jun Lee, Seung-Hyun Lee, Jae-Hyun Han, Seung-Jun Lee, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
2013 Korean Journal of Medicine  
Non-typhoidal salmonella is rarely the cause of pacemaker infection. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital with tenderness and swelling at his cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation site. He had undergone CRT-D implantation because of sustained ventricular tachycardia and heart failure 7 years earlier, and the generator had been changed 2 months earlier. Twenty-four years earlier, he had undergone aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair. We
more » ... the generator and all of the CRT-D leads. After lead extraction, non-typhoidal salmonella serogroup B was cultured at the pocket and lead tip. The patient was managed successfully with lead extraction and antibiotic therapy. (Korean J Med 2013;84:418-422)
doi:10.3904/kjm.2013.84.3.418 fatcat:xbrub3ysi5atfdapgilbnm7soq