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Increased gingival blood vessel density in SLE patients.
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PMID:  22532958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Objective: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a serious multisystem disease with a variety of cutaneous and oral manifestations. It is an autoimmune disorder whereby patients develop autoantibodies to many of their cells, cell components, and tissue. The microvascular changes in SLE play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the gingival microcirculation in SLE patients. Method and Materials: Fifteen SLE patients and 15 healthy subjects were recruited for this study. Gingival microcirculation was investigated using videocapillaroscopy, a noninvasive technique that permits the in vivo evaluation of microvascular patterns. Results: Significant differences between patients and controls for the capillary density were seen. An increase of mean capillary density was observed in SLE patients (105.5 ± 3.41) (P < .05). Conclusion: This study showed significant modifications of gingival microcirculation in SLE patients. (Quintessence Int 2012;43:511-515).
Authors:
Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina; Pietro Messina
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1936-7163     ISO Abbreviation:  Quintessence Int     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-04-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342677     Medline TA:  Quintessence Int     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-5     Citation Subset:  D    
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