Inflammatory mechanisms linking periodontal diseases to cardiovascular diseases.

  title={Inflammatory mechanisms linking periodontal diseases to cardiovascular diseases.},
  author={Harvey A Schenkein and Bruno G. Loos},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={40 Suppl 14},
AIMS In this article, inflammatory mechanisms that link periodontal diseases to cardiovascular diseases are reviewed. METHODS This article is a literature review. RESULTS Studies in the literature implicate a number of possible mechanisms that could be responsible for increased inflammatory responses in atheromatous lesions due to periodontal infections. These include increased systemic levels of inflammatory mediators stimulated by bacteria and their products at sites distant from the oral… CONTINUE READING
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