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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: Volume 16, book 4, 2010
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.1642010_77
Subject Collection:Oral and Dental Medicine. Short Communication
Page: 77 - 79
Online date: March 31, 2011

J of IMAB 2010; 16(4):77-79
Adriana Krasteva1, Assya Krasteva2, Angelina Kisselova2
1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy,
2Department of Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine,
Medical University, Sofia,Bulgaria

Infective endocarditis is a rare condition with significant morbidity and mortality. It may arise following bacteraemia in a patient with a predisposing cardiac lesion. In an attempt to prevent this disease, over the past 50 years, at-risk patients have been given antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures.

Page: 77-79; FULL TEXT PDF (113 KB) Abstract

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