A Turtle Disaster: Salmonella enteritidis Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection

Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections have high mortality and morbidity. CIED infections secondary to gram-negative pathogens are rare, and there are few data regarding their treatment. The team reported a case of a 60-year-old male who developed recurrent Salmonella enteritidis bacteremia leading to CIED infection and nonsusceptibility to ciprofloxacin. Of note, the patient reported living with 3 dogs, 6 ferrets, and 3 turtles.

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