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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Pacemaker leads - Cardiac devices
Septic pulmonary embolism
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Bacterial endocarditis with septic pulmonary embolism due to pacemaker lead infection.
Cardiac device-related endocarditis: 31-Years' experience.
Aspergillus pacemaker lead endocarditis.
Infected pacemaker causing septic lung emboli detected on FDG PET/CT.
Chronic cor pulmonale: a rare complication of undiagnosed pacemaker lead endocarditis.
[Right-heart endocarditis after pacemaker implantation as a cause of a round pulmonary infiltrate].