How serious is a bacterial endocarditis after dental work?

Very. Infective endocarditis is always a very serious illness. It requires lengthy treatment with one or more antibiotics, may require surgery, and complications are numerous. A good infectious diseases expert can manage these, minimizing morbidity and mortality.
Very. Take your antibiotics before certain dental procedures to help prevent sbe.
Bacterial endocardit. Bacterial endocarditis is extremely serious no matter the context. Or are you referring to bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis prior to dental procedures?

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Questions about acute bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis for wisdom teeth?

Premedicate before. Any invasive dental procedure should have a premeditated note on it if...You need to premedicate. Ask your M.D. Then tell your dentist. Nowadays a single dose 1hour prior to an appt. Is given. But...Your M.D. May have other guidelines. Remember...Use antibiotics sparingly and only when needed, so they'll work well when you really do need them. Earl. Read more...
AHA Guidelines. The aha (american heart association) has the latest guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis to help prevent subacute bacterial endocarditis. The indications for premedication underwent revision and changed several years ago, and most dentists and surgeons follow the aha guidelines. Read more...

Virus like influenza can cause endocarditis, is the risk for serious complications as bad as bacterial endocarditis when the virus lifespan is shorter?

Bacterial vs viral. Most endocarditis can be dangerous regardless of the etiology, but viral is usually less severe. However, bacterial endocarditis can be treated with antibiotics while viral is more 'supportive care' until you just get better. Read more...

How serious is bacterial endocarditis after delivery?

Very. Infective endocarditis is always a very serious illness. It requires lengthy treatment with one or more antibiotics, may require surgery, and complications are numerous. A good infectious diseases expert can manage these, minimizing morbidity and mortality. Read more...

Please tell me the difference between pericarditis and bacterial endocarditis?

Difference. Pericarditis is inflammation of the lining around the heart - the pericardium, generally with a fluid collection between the pericardium and the heart. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart, generally on a valve surface, either natural or artificial. Read more...
Infection. Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardial sac surrounding the heart. While infection can be a cause, it is low on the list. Bacterial endocarditis is an infection involving the inside of the heart or heart valves. Read more...

What is subacute bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis. This is antibiotic therapy given before a procedure which may induce bacteria into the blood stream in a patient with pre-existing heart valve abnormalities. There is very little evidence outside of some animal studies to suggest the efficacy of this, but it is often used because the doctor believes it is effective, or in fear of subsequent litigation if they fail to do so. Read more...

Can I get sbe (subacute bacterial endocarditis) from a person by sharing his /her glass?

No. Sbe comes about from bacteria in the circulation lodging in a blood stream dead space in the heart usually due to valvular dysfunction or congenital abnormalities of cardiac surface. They then proliferate in that nutrient rich space can shed bacteria into the brain, eye and other parts of the body. The glass in question would have to be infected and your body have an opening for that infection. Read more...

If I had bacterial endocarditis for awhile would my white count be normal and no fever ever?

Type of endocarditis. It depends on 'what' form of endocarditis you have - subacute infective endocarditis might present with few symptoms, although often there is 'something'. Different bacteria also exert different effects. The WBC can be suppressed for various reasons as well. I would suggest getting an Infectious Diseases specialist to look into your case. They have the best knowledge for this disease entity. Read more...

Can you tell me of or have subacute bacterial endocarditis or sbe?

Not sure of question. Symptoms in SBE can be quite variable, but typically reflect a slow or indolent course, as opposed to acute endocarditis, with symptoms evolving over weeks. Systemic complaints are common, like fever, chills, poor appetite, weight loss, malaise, headache, muscle aches, night sweats, cough, or joint pains. Cardiac sxs may include dizziness, shortness of breath, swelling or edema. Read more...

What is the treatment for bacterial endocarditis?

Antibiotics. Broad spectrum antibiotics to start. In severe cases of endocarditis, open heart surgery to replace the infected valve is a life saving necessity, provided that the damage to both the valve and the heart is not beyond repair. Read more...