Periodontal condition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Ishi2008PeriodontalCI,
  title={Periodontal condition in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Eduardo de Paula Ishi and Manoel Barros B{\'e}rtolo and C. Avignone Rossa and Keith Lough Kirkwood and Mirian Aparecida Onofre},
  journal={Brazilian oral research},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={72-7}
}
The purpose of this clinical study was to investigate if periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are associated. The study included 39 RA patients (test group) and 22 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals (control group). Questionnaires on general and oral health were applied and a complete periodontal exam, including visible plaque, marginal bleeding, attachment loss (AL) and number of teeth present, was also performed by a single calibrated examiner. Diabetes mellitus patients… CONTINUE READING
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