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Bacterial endocarditis and body art: suggestions for an active prevention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18585803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Publications reporting cases of bacterial endocarditis after piercing and tattooing are increasing. These cases are probably overestimated by the publications, whereas millions of people are tattooed and pierced around the world and congenital heart diseases concern approximately 1% of the general population. However, this rare, but severe complication, deserves an active prevention not only directed towards patients and cardiologists but also towards the overall population and the professionals. In the absence of clear guidelines, here is provided a series of recommendations recently published in a French tattoo magazine for customers and professionals.
Nicolas Kluger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2008-06-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-14     Completed Date:  2010-03-23     Revised Date:  2010-11-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Piercing / adverse effects*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  etiology*,  prevention & control*
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  diagnosis
Tattooing / adverse effects*
Comment In:
Int J Cardiol. 2010 Mar 18;139(3):297-8   [PMID:  18775575 ]

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