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Posted by: BB | 2009/02/05

Heartprobs and abscess

I have an bovine heart valve and would like to know if I can get SBE or mayocarditis due to an untreated abcessed tooth?

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Dear BB
Yes an untreated tooth abcess can cause bacterial infection of the blood and infection of the heart ( endocarditis or secondary infection of a diseased valve) Rather get antibiotics
Dr Bets

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