[Dental care and prevention of infectious endocarditis].

  title={[Dental care and prevention of infectious endocarditis].},
  author={Willy E. Peetermans and Frank de Man},
  journal={Revue belge de medecine dentaire},
  volume={50 1},
Infective endocarditis causes substantial morbidity and mortality despite adequate antimicrobial, medical and surgical treatment. The rationale for antibiotic prophylaxis against endocarditis is derived from the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease. Endocarditis usually follows bacteremia with certain endocarditis-prone bacteria in a patient with a… CONTINUE READING