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Abstract

Introduction:

This report describes the first case, to the best of our knowledge, of pacemaker‐induced endocarditis due to .

Presentation:

Pacemaker‐induced endocarditis due to infection was determined in a 92‐year old man. This Gram‐positive bacillus failed to be identified by matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization time‐of‐flight mass spectrometry technology, whereas the taxon was indexed in the database. 16S rRNA and gene sequencing were required to determine the correct strain identity.

Conclusion:

Infections caused by remain a rare phenomenon affecting immunocompromised patients and/or medical device carriers. Molecular tools may be necessary to ensure accurate identification.

  • This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
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