Association of periodontal disease and histologic lesions in multiple organs from 45 dogs.

@article{DeBowes1996AssociationOP,
  title={Association of periodontal disease and histologic lesions in multiple organs from 45 dogs.},
  author={Linda J DeBowes and D. Mosier and Ellen Logan and Colin E Harvey and Stephen Lowry and Daniel C Richardson},
  journal={Journal of veterinary dentistry},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={57-60}
}
Forty-five mixed breed dogs were evaluated for the presence and extent of periodontal disease. Histopathology was performed on samples of lung, myocardium, liver, kidney, tonsil, spleen, submandibular lymph node and tracheobronchial lymph node. Mitral valves were evaluated grossly. Statistical analysis was used to determine if there was a relationship between the extent of periodontal disease and histopathologic changes in the tissues examined. In the forty-five dogs studied, an association was… CONTINUE READING