Lomatogona infection chronic (somatogenic sepsis oral sepsis)

- a focus of chronic inflammation in the oral cavity (mainly peritoneal and periodontal inflammatory processes), causing sensitization of the body.

Symptoms. The current is sluggish, long. Weakness, rapid fatigue, headache, subfebrile body temperature, leukocytosis alternating with leukopenia, lymphocytosis, secondary anemia, increased ESR, increased o-streptolysin titer, positive skin tests for allergens, in particular streptococcal. Teeth with dead pulp, periodontal pockets or a focus in the toothless jaw are detected. The focus often causes the development and supports the course of rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, glomerulonephritis and other infectious and allergic diseases.

Treatment.Usually resort to removal of teeth and surgical excision of the periodontal pocket. It is also possible to non-operatively eliminate the focus in the tooth and periodontal. The patient is subject to medical supervision.

Prevention: sanitation of the oral cavity and early elimination of foci of chronic inflammation in it.