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Man’s routine dental procedure causes life-threatening infections

#Cosmoread: In Pennsylvania, a man of his case, according to a new report, a regular dental examination and teeth cleaning after a rare and potentially life threatening infection developed.

57-year-old man recovered from the infection after treatment, doctors who treated the man that wrote the report.

That man was the type of infection is very rare, and during a dental procedure much less likely to have this type of infection, Dr. Faton Bytyci, Allentown, Pennsylvania, a resident physician at Sacred Heart Hospital, which treated the man and co-author of the report.

But during dental procedures to reduce the risk of such infection, heart defects or heart People with a history of infection before undergoing dental procedures may be prescribed antibiotics, Bytyci said.

The man has a fever and pain in the upper right side of her body in November 2014 was admitted to the hospital. An MRI showed that his stomach pocket of pus in the liver of people had formed, and further tests showed that the pocket Fusobacterium necrophorum, a type of bacteria that normally found inside a person’s mouth with what is an infection caused by, but not in the liver.

The man spoke to the doctors, they found out that he had a routine dental exam and the first two weeks, which made the doctors think it may have been the source of infection was explained, Bytyci said.

In particular, doctors estimated that dental cleaning can be damaged lining of the mouth, the bacteria enter the bloodstream to provide an opening. Once in the blood, the bacteria could have traveled to the human liver.

Man to treat, doctors drained the pus from his liver using a special needle and gave him antibiotics. The man has been discharged from hospital after a week, and more antibiotics was determined to take over next month.

The man’s liver doctors left the hospital six weeks after he performed a CT scan, he found that his condition was completely resolved.

In the case of this type of liver potentially life-threatening bacterial infections, from 2 to 12 percent of people who become infected have died, the report, published today (March 7), according to a report in the journal BMJ case.

Bacteria that can cause serious infection after dental procedures, and other types, Bytyci said. Streptococcus is the most common one, which is also in people’s mouths, he said. The bacteria are in the blood of a person, it, for example, endocarditis, a heart valve that potentially could damage a person’s heart can cause an infection.

But serious bacterial infection following dental procedures are rare, and the vast majority of people take antibiotics before dental procedures or any other need to be careful, he said.