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Chronic Kidney Disease and Periodontal Disease

February 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Yet another finding that supports the importance of good dental health! Underdiagnosed and potentially fatal, chronic kidney disease (CKD), is independently associated with periodontal disease and edentulism. Reuters Health reports that in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, a recent study by Dr. Monica A. Fisher of Case Western Reserve University and her associates found that gum disease was indeed a risk factor for CKD. This should trigger more research into the connection between chronic kidney disease and periodontal disease. Read the full text at Reuters online here:

http://www.reutershealth.com/en/index.html (search Health eLine for periodontal disease to find "Periodontal disease associated with kidney disease" 1/30/08).

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