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Frequency and Severity of Periodontitis among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Show simple item record Ibarnez, Sebastián Ferreira, Cristina Contreras, Andrés Valenzuela, Omar Giadalah, Nicolás Jara, Vicente Jaime, Francisca Jarpa, Elena 2016-10-25T14:20:26Z 2016-10-25T14:20:26Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Revista Médica de Chile, 2015, vol. 143, n° 12, p. 1539-1545 es_CL
dc.description.abstract Background: Periodontitis may have a triggering and aggravating role of various medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Aim: To evaluate the periodontal status in Chilean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), treated in a public hospital. Patients and Methods: A trained professional conducted a periodontal examination in 40 patients with RA aged 23 to 73 years (85% women). When present, the severity of periodontitis and its relationship with gender, smoking, age, corticosteroids dose and AR activity were assessed. AR activity was evaluated using the Disease Activity Score Calculator for Rheumatoid Arthritis (DAS 28). Results: Thirty five of the 40 patients had periodontitis and in 13, it was severe. Men, smokers, and older patients had more severe stages. Patients using higher doses of corticosteroids had lower severity of periodontitis. No relationship between the severity of periodontitis and AR activity was found. Conclusions: Periodontitis is common and severe in patients with RA, and is influenced by gender, age, smoking and corticosteroid dose. es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.subject Arthritis es_CL
dc.subject Rheumatoid es_CL
dc.subject Glucocorticoids es_CL
dc.subject Periodontitis es_CL
dc.title Frequency and Severity of Periodontitis among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL

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