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J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Nov;41(11):5325-6.

Implantable defibrillator pocket infection and bacteremia caused by Nocardia nova complex isolate.

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  • 1Divisions of Medicine. Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA.

Abstract

Nocardia spp. are common environmental organisms that, to our knowledge, have never been implicated as causing an implantable defibrillator or pacemaker infection. We describe a 70-year-old male with a recent implantable cardiac defibrillator revision and subsequent device infection and bacteremia caused by a Nocardia nova complex isolate.

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PMC262528
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