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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
Brief Reports

VAGAL NERVE STIMULATOR POCKET INFECTIONS

Patel, Niraj C. MD; Edwards, Morven S. MD

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Abstract

Vagal nerve stimulator pocket infections are uncommon but can cause considerable morbidity. We describe 3 children from our institution and 8 others previously reported with infection after vagal nerve stimulator implantation for seizure control. Infection was suppressed but recurred despite appropriate antimicrobial therapy when the device remained in situ. Device removal was required in all patients to achieve cure.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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