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, 119 (4), 191-7

[Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vice Versa]

[Article in Dutch]
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[Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vice Versa]

[Article in Dutch]
M J de Smit et al. Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd.

Abstract

The pathogenesis of periodontitis and of rheumatoid arthritis show remarkable similarities. There is a distinct degree of co-existence between the 2 diseases. The prevalence of periodontitis is more pronounced in rheumatoid arthritis patients and the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis is more pronounced in periodontitis patients. At present, a positive influence of periodontal treatment on the rheumatoid arthritis disease activity or of rheumatoid arthritis drug treatment on periodontitis is not sufficiently supported by clinical research. Periodontitis may play a role in unsatisfactory therapy response in some rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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