[Oral symptoms and immune status of patients with the Rossolimo-Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome].

Abstract

Clinical oral symptoms were studied in 210 patients with the Rossolimo-Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (RMRS); the immune status was evaluated in 17 of these. Oral status was characterized by high prevalence and intensity of caries and presence of chronic generalized periodontitis. Immunological studies revealed changes characteristic of immunodeficiency: increased counts of suppressor cytotoxic T-lymphocytes, decreased phagocytic activity of neutrophils, and dysimmunoglobulinemia; hence, RMRS was associated with secondary immunodeficiency.

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@article{Dzekh2003OralSA, title={[Oral symptoms and immune status of patients with the Rossolimo-Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome].}, author={S A Dzekh and M M Pozharitskaia and L. V. Petrova and O. V. Makarova}, journal={Stomatologii︠a︡}, year={2003}, volume={82 3}, pages={20-3} }