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Is it possible for bacteria to enter through an injection in the upper arm then migrate down the arm and manifest there?
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
In fact bacteria can enter through your arm by way of an injection and manifest itself in your heart, people who use intravenous drug through infected needle often develop a type of infection inside their heart ( heart valve) called endocarditis, some people may also develop phlebitis (veins infection).

In brief: Yes
In fact bacteria can enter through your arm by way of an injection and manifest itself in your heart, people who use intravenous drug through infected needle often develop a type of infection inside their heart ( heart valve) called endocarditis, some people may also develop phlebitis (veins infection).
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