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Periodontal ligament changes in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6589569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) is a generalized collagen disease which has oral manifestations, including widening of the periodontal ligament (PDL) space. The purpose of this study was to measure the extent of thickening of the PDL space in a group of 26 patients with PSS and in a similar group of age and sex-matched control patients. The width of the PDL was measured from periapical radiographs at four sites around seven selected teeth for every patient. The mean PDL width was found to be larger in all the patients with PSS than in the control patients, around both anterior and posterior teeth. One third of the teeth of patients with PSS had PDL widths thicker than the range observed in the control patients. When average thickness of PDL widths for each patient is compared, at least 65% of the patients with PSS have mean PDL widths which are greater than the range for control patients. The increased thickness of the PDL space associated with PSS is more pronounced in posterior teeth than in anterior teeth.
C Alexandridis; S C White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-20     Completed Date:  1984-09-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Periodontal Ligament / anatomy & histology,  pathology*
Scleroderma, Systemic / pathology*

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