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A patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). One month later, he was treated for recurrence of the bacteremia. When he returned 6 weeks later, again with bacteremia, the physician recommended replacing the pacemaker. Why did this cure his condition?


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replied June 19th, 2010
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A13315
Hi,
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Repeated bacteremia is actually an indication of removal of the device. It is likely the source of the infection. In such a scenario, even repeated use of the antibiotics is not good as it actually doesn’t serve the purpose. Once the source of the infection is removed, the cure occurs. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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