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J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2011 May;15(2):144-7. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.84477.

Systemic manifestations of oral diseases.

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Department of Oral Pathology, M.S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


The oral cavity is the site of much infectious and inflammatory disease which has been associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and pre-term low births. This article emphasizes on the oral-systemic disease connection which is now a rapidly advancing area of research. The possible systemic diseases which arise from oral microorganisms are hereby focused.


Cardiovascular disease; diabetes; oral microorganisms; oral-systemic connection; pre-term low births

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