Article: Volume 45 Number 5 Page 468 - May 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 468-469

Updates from America:  Bacterial Endocarditis Linked to an Oral Surgery Practice

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Abstract: In October 2015, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) indicated that it had received reports of three patients who developed Enterococcus faecalis endocarditis after undergoing surgical procedures at the same oral surgery practice.

Author notes: Charles John Palenik, GC Infection Prevention and Control Consultants and Infection Control Writing Support, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.