Salivary IgA and periodontal treatment needs in diabetic patients.

@article{BrancodeAlmeida2011SalivaryIA,
  title={Salivary IgA and periodontal treatment needs in diabetic patients.},
  author={Luciana Salles Branco-de-Almeida and Cl{\'a}udia Maria Co{\^e}lho Alves and Fernanda Ferreira Lopes and Adriana de F{\'a}tima Vasconcelos Pereira and Rosane Nassar Meireles Guerra and Antonio Luiz do Amaral Pereira},
  journal={Brazilian oral research},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={550-5}
}
Salivary IgA can serve as a first line of defense against pathogens that colonize and invade mucosal surfaces and may be protective against periodontal disease. The aim of this study was to assess salivary immunoglobulin A levels in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with different periodontal treatment needs. The Periodontal Screening & Recording (PSR) system was used to evaluate the periodontal treatment needs of 41 diabetic and 42 non-diabetic patients. Unstimulated whole saliva was… CONTINUE READING