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Infection of a pacemaker by Brucella melitensis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9205989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case that, to the best of our knowledge, is the only published instance of infection of a pacemaker and its leads by Brucella melitensis. Furthermore, this case suggests that B. melitensis may be able to persist around pacemaker devices despite its having been eliminated from the rest of the body. The patient was a sheep shearer who had just undergone a 45-day course of antibiotic therapy for brucella and had been considered cured on the basis of negative blood cultures.
A de la Fuente; J R Sanchez; J Uriz; J Reparaz; J L Lopez-Coronado; I Moriones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-07     Completed Date:  1997-08-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Surgery Service, Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Brucella melitensis*
Brucellosis / etiology*,  surgery
Combined Modality Therapy
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Prosthesis-Related Infections / etiology*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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