What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cardiovascular device related Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) infections?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Removal of the device is usually recommended. [24] Bacteremia without a clear source may warrant an aggressive course of intravenous antibiotic therapy.


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