Pocket infection | definition of pocket infection by Medical dictionary
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pocket infection Infectious disease A catheter-related infection occurring in an implanted subcutaneous central venous catheter with signs of inflammation or purulent exudate in the subcutaneous pocket occupied by the reservoir. See Central venous catheter.
Infection of the tissues beneath the skin into which an implanted device, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator, has been surgically inserted.
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If we compare our tertiary care centre study with other developed countries studies in pacemaker related complications, the rate of complications is less except pacemaker pocket infection
During this period there was only one (n=1) pacemaker pocket infection
with an overall infection rate of 1.
Also reported were 2 corneal, 1 peritoneal, 1 catheter-related, and 1 pacemaker pocket infection
plus 1 case each of endocarditis and osteomyelitis.