Does a causal relation between cardiovascular disease and periodontitis exist?

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  • Daniel Belstrøm, Denmark
  • Christian Damgaard, Sektion 01, Denmark
  • Claus H Nielsen, Denmark
  • Palle Holmstrup, Denmark
Inflammation is believed to play a central part in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, and much attention has been paid to the possible association between atherosclerosis and other inflammatory diseases. Periodontal disease is a common inflammatory disease affecting up to 50% of the adult population, and during the past two decades much research has focused on a possible association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. Here, we review the existing literature on the association between the two diseases.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Pages (from-to)411-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular Diseases, Humans, Periodontitis

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