Richardson R, Ketovainio E, Järvinen A. Prophylactic use of antibiotics in dentistry was published in The Norwegian Dental Journal no. 1, 2012. Table 2 in the publication was inserted in error. The intention of the authors was that each Nordic country would insert their local guidance as Table 2. The authors do not suggest any changes regarding indications for endocarditis prophylaxis. The correct Table 2 for Sweden/Norway/Denmark is inserted below.

Table 2. Indications for endocarditis prophylaxis in connection with invasive dental procedures (2).

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis is recommended for the following patients:

Patients with prosthetic cardiac valves or prosthetic material used for cardiac valve repair

Patients with previous infective endocarditis

Unrepaired cyanotic CHD, including palliative shunts and conduits

Completely repaired congenital heart defect repaired with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter intervention, during the first 6 months after the procedure

Repaired CHD with residual defects at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or prosthetic device (both of which inhibit endothelialization)

Cardiac transplant recipients with valve regurgitation due to a structurally abnormal valve.

The editorial office is sorry for the confusion.


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