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Periodontal Disease Severity and Systemic Diseases Prevalent in a Caribbean Catchment Area of Patients

Patients attending King’s College London, United Kingdom, were screened for periodontal disease and co-existing cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and a smoking habit. A significant proportion of patients with severe periodontal disease had coexisting systemic disease and were smokers.

Objective: To describe associations between the prevalence of periodontal disease severity and coexistence of systemic disease(s) and a smoking habit amongst periodontal referrals in a Caribbeancatchment area of patients.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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