Periodontitis predicts elevated C-reactive protein levels in chronic kidney disease.

@article{Ioannidou2011PeriodontitisPE,
  title={Periodontitis predicts elevated C-reactive protein levels in chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Effie Ioannidou and Helen Swede and A Dongari-Bagtzoglou},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={
          1411-5
        }
}
Based on the existing evidence supporting a state of chronic inflammation in chronic kidney disease (CKD), we hypothesized that periodontal infection may affect the systemic inflammatory status of a nationally representative CKD population as measured by serum C-reactive protein (CRP). We examined this hypothesis using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1988-1994 (NHANES III) dataset including 2303 individuals. We followed the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)/Centers… CONTINUE READING
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