If after visiting the dentist you find one of these bumps on your hand, call 911
The doctors believed that his medical condition was caused by a recent dental trip.
Recently, a Canadian man was diagnosed with Endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart's inner lining, called the endocardium, as reported by American Web Media.
The condition occurs when bacteria, fungi or other germs from another part of the body spread through the bloodstream and attach to damaged areas of the heart.
This is what happened to the 27-year-old man, who initially complained of abdominal pain, fever, night sweats, and a loss of appetite. There's also an aneurysm or bulging blood vessel in the palm of his hand.
He asked medical help at a local hospital and eventually, the doctors diagnosed him with Endocarditis, which is unusual in people with healthy hearts.
The diagnosis left the doctors puzzled because of his young age. But they later found out what had gone on after questioning him further about the last few weeks of his life, according to American Web Media.
The doctors ran a series of tests on the patient which include a blood culture. The young man was positive for streptococcus salivarius, a bacteria that is commonly found in the mouth.
A dead tissue on his spleen and left kidney was also discovered. There's also an infected mass on the aortic valve of his heart.
The doctors believed that after the patient went to the dentist for routine checkups, a bacteria from his mouth got into his bloodstream and was scattered throughout his body.
Endocarditis is a severe medical condition but luckily, the doctors were able to handle the issues. They gave the young man antibiotics to clear up the bacterial infection throughout his body.
The antibiotics, however, couldn't clear up his heart. He needed surgery to repair the valve of his heart. The valve controls blood flow into the major artery of the body.