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A 23-year-old male asked:

What are the chances of getting tetanus,i.endocarditis,sepsis,bacteremia if you got amoxicillin 30 min before gettin cut by dirty blade desinfec kmno4?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Strange question: Was this a fraternity initiation or some other odd ceremony? A knife is disinfected with potassium permanganate but still dirty, you're given a prophylactic antibiotic and then cut with it. Phone your physician. You'll need a tetanus booster and watch the wound for signs of infection. If you take endocarditis prophylaxis at the dentist, your physician will advise you.

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Last updated Jun 15, 2014

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