A female asked:
staph infection found after sergery placing pacemaker and wiring. puse on wiring and open wound on site of sergery. how did it get there. 4 sister?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hard to know: But this is a serious infection that needs immediate treatment . Sorry to hear.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Joseph Moore answered
33 years experience Cardiology
Common bacteria: Staph is a common skin bacteria. It is not unusual for a surgical wound to get infected. If the pacemaker is also contaminated this can be a big problem and may require removal of the device to clear the infection. Talk to the doctor who implanted the pacemaker.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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