• 1 Cardiology Unit, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 2007 Nov;30(11):1420-2.
PMID: 17976112


Infection is a relatively rare but devastating complication of intracardiac device implantation. Burkholderia pseudomallei is the organism which causes melioidosis, an endemic and lethal infection in the tropics. We describe a case of pacemaker infection secondary to Burkholderia pseudomallei, which was treated by explantation of the device and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

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