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A causative link between periodontal disease and glomerulonephritis: a preliminary study

Author(s): Mohammad Reza Ardalan | Kamyar Ghabili | Reza Pourabbas | et al

Journal: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
ISSN 1176-6336

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Mohammad Reza Ardalan1, Kamyar Ghabili2, Reza Pourabbas3, Mohammadali M Shoja41Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation, 2Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, 3Dental and Periodontal Research Center; 4Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IranBackground: Periodontal disease has been associated with a number of systemic diseases. A high prevalence of periodontitis among individuals with chronic kidney diseases and end-stage renal disease has been reported. However, no association between periodontal diseases and glomerulonephritis has previously been investigated.Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the severity and possible role of periodontitis in a group of patients with unknown primary glomerulonephritis.Methods: Ten patients with unknown primary glomerulonephritis, and who had a renal biopsy with stable renal function and serum creatinine

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