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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-61

A rare case of recurrent pacemaker allergic reaction


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Michael's Medical Center, Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey, USA
2 Department of Cardiology, Saint Michael's Medical Center, Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey, USA
3 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Saint Michael's Medical Center, Central Avenue, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hamid Shaaban
Department of Hematology and Oncology, Saint Michael's Medical Center, 111 Central Avenue, Newark-07102, New Jersey
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.159222

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Allergic reactions to pacemaker device components are uncommon. However, when they occur, they usually mimic pacemaker infection, which results in multiple device replacements and increased morbidity burden. Here we present a 40-year-old female with pacemaker insertion due to complete heart block and who had multiple device replacements because of allergic sensitivity to various pacemaker component-encasing materials, confirmed by allergic testing to these materials. She had complete resolution of her symptoms after replacement with gold-plated device, to which she was not allergic.


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