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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Rare

From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease.
Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk.

In brief: Rare

From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease.
Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk.
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