Serum C-reactive protein and immunoglobulin G antibodies to periodontal pathogens may be effect modifiers of periodontitis and hyperglycemia.

@article{Choi2014SerumCP,
  title={Serum C-reactive protein and immunoglobulin G antibodies to periodontal pathogens may be effect modifiers of periodontitis and hyperglycemia.},
  author={Youn-Hee Choi and Robert E Mckeown and Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis and Angela D. Liese and Keun-Bae Song and Anwar T Merchant},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 9},
  pages={1172-81}
}
BACKGROUND Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) is elevated in both periodontitis and type 2 diabetes mellitus through inflammation. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis have been found in periodontal pockets in patients with diabetes. This study examines effect modification by examining the extent to which the associations between periodontitis and hyperglycemia were different by levels of serum CRP and periodontal pathogens. METHODS Blood samples with plasma were… CONTINUE READING