KRIMIJAHRIDROGA: A DETAILED STUDY
Dr. Akashdeep Meshram*, Dr. Suwarna A. Meshram and Dr. Megha Chandarana
Krimija Hridroga (cardiac disease caused due to wormsâ€™ infestations) isa disease described and classified in Ayurvedawhich resembles in dental science. While describing cardiac diseases, chronic dental caries is considered as etiological factor for infective cardiac disease. Infect, various conditions like Infective endocarditis, Infective Myocarditis, Myocardial Infarction due to bacterial endocarditis are evidences of bacterial infection traveled from oral cavity to cardiac region. The references found are considered in classification of cardiac diseases in contemporary science. Oral commensal bacteria like streptococcus, staphylococcus are the important etiologic agents in thesepathologies. Common dental procedures also may cause bacteremia of oral commensals. Bacteremia itself rarely affects healthy people but they can result in mortal infective endocarditis in persons of predisposed risk for this disease, such as those with heart valve diseases, pacemaker implantation, etc. Thus, this study is an effort to establish and elaborate correlation between Krimija Hridroga and Bacterialendocarditis with the help of dental science and to prove Ayurveda which has already classified the heart pathology and its etiology due to oral pathogenesis before 5000 years in classical texts with its treatment.
Keywords: Krimija Hridroga, Hridroga, Chronic Dental caries, Endocarditis, Bacterial Endocarditis, myocarditis, Pericarditis.
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