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J Vasc Surg. 2007 Oct;46(4):813-20.

Bare metal stent infections: case report and review of the literature.

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Division of Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

Abstract

Infection of bare metal stents in the vasculature is rare, but associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We report two cases of bare metal stent infections and review the literature regarding infected bare metal stents with respect to risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Overall, this article highlights the need to have a high index of suspicion of bare metal stent infection, since prompt diagnosis and treatment can ultimately decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with this devastating problem.

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17903662
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10.1016/j.jvs.2007.05.043
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