Journal Article

Pyoderma gangrenosum complicating pacemaker implant

Francisco G. Cosío, Carlos González Herrada, Alfonso Monereo, Agustín Pastor and Ambrosio Núñez

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 8, issue 12, pages 1068-1069
Published in print December 2006 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online November 2006 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eul114
Pyoderma gangrenosum complicating pacemaker implant

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A 70-year-old lady with diabetes and monoclonal gammopathy underwent pacemaker implant for 2:1 atrioventricular block. Within 7 days, a painful, infiltrating, necrotic lesion involved the implant area. Biopsy was compatible with pyoderma gangrenosum and corticosteroid treatment led to healing in 3 weeks.

Keywords: Pacemaker implant complications; Pyoderma gangrenosum; Pathergy on pacemaker

Journal Article.  524 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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