Pyorrhoea as cause of pyrexia.Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6047.1289 (Published 27 November 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:1289
- E Berry,
- J Silver
Three patients with fever and malaise, one of whom also had joint pains, were extensively investigated before their condition was attributed to dental sepsis. Each patient recovered fully after appropriate dental treatment. Dental sepsis should be added to the list of possible causes of pyrexia of undetermined origin, and a routine dental examination should be carried out in each case.