Journal article

Clinical and microbiological studies of periodontal disease in Sjogren's syndrome patients

B Kuru, MJ McCullough, S Yilmaz, SR Porter

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the periodontal status of patients with Sjögren's Syndrome (SS), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by xerophthalmia and xerostomia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the periodontal status of SS patients, in terms of clinical and microbiological parameters, differs from systemically healthy age- and gender-matched controls. METHODS: 8 primary SS and 10 secondary SS patients were examined in comparison with 11 control subjects. All patients were diagnosed by the European Community Criteria. Control subjects were systemically healthy and not undergoing periodontal treatment. The comparison of clinical status was made in..

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