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Oral Features of Systemic Sclerosis: A case-control study

Gomes da Silva, GS; Lins Maymone de Melo, M; Leão, JC; Carvalho, AT; Porter, S; Branco Pinto Duarte, AL; Tavares Dantas, A; (2019) Oral Features of Systemic Sclerosis: A case-control study. Oral Diseases , 25 (8) pp. 1995-2002. 10.1111/odi.13174. Green open access

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the orofacial parameters of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and its related systemic features. / Subjects and Methods: A descriptive case–control study was performed from November 2015 to October 2016. Ninety‐three individuals were included and divided into SSc group (n = 50) and healthy controls (C, n = 43). / Results: Systemic sclerosis individuals were mostly women (43/50, 86%), with a mean age of 46 years (±11.6 years). Telangiectasia (42/50, 84%) and reduced mouth opening (35/50, 70%) were the most frequent orofacial findings. The periodontitis frequency was much higher in SSc individuals than in healthy controls (90.7% × 48.83%; p < .001). In addition, SSc individuals presented a distinctive pattern of periodontitis, with low probing pocket depth (2 ± 0.65 mm × 2 ± 0.24; p < .001), higher gingival recession (4 ± 2.13 × 0.14 ± 0,22; p < .001), higher periodontal attachment loss (6 ± 1.34 mm × 2 ± 0.43, p < .001), and lower gingival bleeding index values (7.05 ± 7.25 × 21.57 ± 15.66; p < .001). / Conclusions: Orofacial manifestations were common in SSc and included a unique pattern of periodontal manifestation, characterized by lower gingival bleeding index, higher periodontal attachment loss, and low probing depth.

Type: Article
Title: Oral Features of Systemic Sclerosis: A case-control study
Location: Denmark
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/odi.13174
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.13174
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Systemic sclerosis; periodontal disease; orofacial features.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10081775
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