Oral and dental characteristics in bulimic and anorectic patients

@inproceedings{Philipp1991OralAD,
  title={Oral and dental characteristics in bulimic and anorectic patients},
  author={Elisabeth Philipp and B Willershausen-Z{\"o}nnchen and G. Hamm and Karl-martin Pirke},
  year={1991}
}
This article presents the oral situation of 11 anorectic and 41 bulimic patients and compares it with 50 healthy control persons. Although patients with an eating disorder showed less signs of gingival inflammation (sulcus-bleeding index (SBI): anorexia = 14.6%; bulimia = 12.5%; controls = 44.7%), they had clearly more enamel erosions than did healthy control persons. In 27 of 41 bulimic patients, a bilateral swelling of the parotid gland was found. A significant correlation between the parotid… CONTINUE READING

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