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Oral infections and systemic diseases

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  • Holmstrup, Palle
  • Anne Havemose Poulsen
  • Lone Andersen
  • Tanja Skuldbøl
  • Nils-Erik Fiehn
An association between periodontal infection and CVD has been revealed in some epidemiologic studies, whereas other studies were unable to demonstrate such an association. A link between the two diseases may be explained by shared established or nonestablished risk factors. Future studies with extended control of confounding factors and intervention studies may add to the understanding of a possible relationship between the diseases. In some cases, IE is caused by dental plaque bacteria. Several studies are suggestive of oral bacteria causing respiratory infection. The pathogenesis and course of a number of other diseases including DM and rheumatoid arthritis have been associated wish periodontitis, but more research is necessary to elucidate possible pathogenic interactions.
TidsskriftDental Clinics of North America
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)575-98
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 1 jul. 2003

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