Association between severity of periodontitis and clinical activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a case-control study.


Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain. [Email]


A high prevalence of periodontitis has been reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, although the strength of this association, its temporal link and the possible relationship between the severity of periodontitis and RA disease activity remain unclear. The objective of this work was to investigate whether periodontitis is associated with RA and whether periodontitis severity is linked to RA disease activity.


Disease activity,Periodontitis,Rheumatoid arthritis,

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