Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2016;5(1):56-57. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2015.01045)
Contact dermatitis after implantable cardiac defibrillator implantation for ventricular tachycardia.
Dogan P, Inci S, Kuyumcu MS, Kus O
Pacemaker contact sensitivity is a rare condition. Less than 30 reports of pacemaker skin reactions have been described. We report a 57-year-old woman who underwent an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) implantation for ventricular tachycardia. A skin patch test was positive on almost all components of the pacemaker system. She was treated with topical corticosteroids and skin lesions resolved within 2 weeks. Because of widespread use of various devices, we will see this more often and therefore it is important to recognize this problem and its effective management.
KEYWORDS: Dermatitis, implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), skin patch test