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To the Editor,
We read with interest the work presented by Cahill et al 1 in which the authors evaluate the impact of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent bactaeremia and infective endocarditis in patients undergoing dental procedures. The analysis was performed based on 36 studies, including 21 bacteraemia studies, five case controls and cohort studies and 10 time trend studies.
It is generally well established that dental cares cause bacteraemia and that most …
Contributors DR and CA wrote the paper.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.