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Children with an avulsed tooth may need antibiotic prophylaxis against bacterial endocarditis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1538b (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1538
  1. Daniel Wallis,
  2. Susan Matthai
  1. Senior registrar Accident and Emergency Department, Newham General Hospital, London E13 8RU
  2. Senior registrar Accident and Emergency Department, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool L12 2AP

    EDITOR,—In their editorial on the emergency management of children with an avulsed tooth Anthony S Blinkhorn and Iain C Mackie mention prophylactic antibiotics.1 Children with a congenital cardiac abnormality require special consideration—for example, a 10 year old with an avulsed tooth might be given amoxycillin 250 mg three times …

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