Author(s): Steffens JP, Glaci Reinke SM, Angel Muoz M, Santos FA, Luiz Pilatti G
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Abstract There may be an interaction between periodontal disease and some systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. The objective of this review was to verify, by means of a review of clinical trials, if there is a positive association between periodontal disease and the glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM-2) patients. Eleven articles that fi t the study criteria were revised. It was concluded that periodontal disease may influence the metabolic control of DM-2. Additional studies with larger sample sizes and longer follow up are necessary for a better clarification of this issue.
This article was published in Rev Med Chil
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals