Early Aspergillus pacemaker pocket infection: Case and review

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2012 May 24;1(1):32-4. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2012.05.002. eCollection 2012.


We report the first case to our knowledge of an early pacemaker pocket infection due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Several cases of late pacemaker pocket infection by Aspergillus have been reported, but it remains exceedingly rare. Recognition of Aspergillus infection as a potential early or late complication of placement of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices may help clinicians diagnose and treat future cases of this potentially devastating infection.

Keywords: Aspergillus; Case report; Invasive Aspergillus; Pacemaker pocket infection.