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J Periodontol. 1998 Jul;69(7):841-50.

Position paper of The American Academy of Periodontology: periodontal disease as a potential risk factor for systemic diseases.

Abstract

This paper on periodontal disease as a potential risk factor for systemic diseases was prepared by the Research, Science and Therapy Committee of The American Academy of Periodontology. It is intended to provide information regarding the role of periodontal disease in systemic diseases, including bacteremia, infective endocarditis, cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, prosthetic device infection, diabetes mellitus, respiratory diseases, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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