Periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Periodontitis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Ted R Mikuls and Jeffrey B Payne and Fang Yu and Geoffrey M Thiele and Richard W. Reynolds and Grant Cannon and Jeffrey Markt and David McGowan and Gail S. Kerr and Robert S. Redman and Andreas M. Reimold and Garth Griffiths and Mark E. Beatty and Shawneen M Gonzalez and Debra A Bergman and Bartlett C Hamilton and Alan R. Erickson and Jeremy B Sokolove and William H Robinson and C. F. Walker and Fatiha Chandad and James R. O'Dell},
  journal={Arthritis & rheumatology},
  volume={66 5},
OBJECTIVE To examine the degree to which shared risk factors explain the relationship of periodontitis (PD) to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to determine the associations of PD and Porphyromonas gingivalis with pathologic and clinical features of RA. METHODS Patients with RA (n = 287) and patients with osteoarthritis as disease controls (n = 330) underwent a standardized periodontal examination. The HLA-DRB1 status of all participants was imputed using single-nucleotide polymorphisms from the… CONTINUE READING
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