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Microbiological Status of Periodontal Diseases in Lagos, Nigeria

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392–7
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Age was a risk factor in the development of periodontal infections with gingivitis occurring in early age while periodontitis was prevalent in adults. Polybacterial aetiology was common to both conditions with anaerobic predominance in periodontitis.

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Objectives: The dynamic nature of oro-facial infections made it imperative to study the epidemiology of gingivitis and periodontitis which are significant clinical conditions in the Nigerian environment.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

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

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Pages: 
190–3
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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.

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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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