Evaluation of the C-reactive protein serum levels in periodontitis patients with or without atherosclerosis.


BACKGROUND Several studies suggested an association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease (CVD). C- reactive protein is elevated in periodontitis patients and has been found to be a predictor of increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Since, CRP is known to play a role in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, the present study was undertaken… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.70787