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Infectious Complications After the Use of Angioseal Closure Device for Femoral Artery: About 2 Cases

Dehecq, Caroline MD; Lemaire, Xavier MD; Legout, Laurence MD; Senneville, Eric MD; Yazdanpanah, Yazdan MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2009 - Volume 17 - Issue 3 - p 191-192
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31817eec57
Case Reports

Infectious complications of angioseal closure device are unusual but can be serious. We present 2 case reports of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections complicating the use of angioseal closure device. The management of these 2 cases and the choice of antibiotic regimens are presented here. Whether these infections should be considered as foreign body endovascular infections is of concern.

From the Infectious Diseases Department, Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France.

Reprints: Caroline Dehecq, MD, Dron Hospital, 135 rue du Président Coty, 59200 Tourcoing, France. E-mail:

© 2009 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.