Doctors: Mouth bacterium can enter through bleeding gums
from Catholic Online
A mouth bacterium with potentially deadly consequences can potentially enter the bloodstream through bleeding gums, researchers say. Scientists from the University of Zurich in Switzerland isolated the lethal bug, streptococcus tigurinus, in the bloodstream of patients with meningitis, spondylodiscitis, which is inflammation of the spine and endocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart.
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