Which inserted medical devices increase the risk for infection in pediatric patients with fever?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Patients with inserted medical devices (eg, foreign bodes) may be at increased risk for infection related to the device. A documented discussion with an appropriate consultant may be indicated. Examples of such devices include the following:

  • Recently inserted cardiac pacemaker

  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunts

  • Central lines or other long-term intravenous access


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