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Deep Brain Stimulation Hardware-Related Infections: A Report of 12 Cases and Review of the Literature

Fabien Fily, Claire Haegelen, Pierre Tattevin, Sylvie Buffet-Bataillon, Matthieu Revest, Anne Cady and Christian Michelet

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 8, pages 1020-1023
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir065
Deep Brain Stimulation Hardware-Related Infections: A Report of 12 Cases and Review of the Literature

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In this monocentric study, the median delay between deep brain stimulation implantation and infection was 28 days (range, 8–820). Infections limited to generator (n = 4) required partial hardware removal, whereas infections involving frontal or retroauricular sites (n = 7) required total removal. Surgical samples yielded Staphylococcus aureus (n = 6), Staphylococcus epidermidis (n = 2), Propionibacterium acnes, and Micrococcus species.

Journal Article.  1842 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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