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Longitudinal evaluation of loss of attachment in HIV-infected women compared to HIV-uninfected women.

Authors
  • Alves, Mario
  • Mulligan, Roseann
  • Passaro, Douglas
  • Gawell, Susan
  • Navazesh, Mahvash
  • Phelan, Joan
  • Greenspan, Deborah
  • Greenspan, John S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of periodontology
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
77
Issue
5
Pages
773–779
Identifiers
PMID: 16671868
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

CD4 count and viral load had no consistent effects on PD or AL. Among HIV-infected women, a 10-fold increase in viral load was associated with a marginal increase in tooth loss. The progression of periodontal disease measured by PD and AL did not significantly differ between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women. The HIV-seropositive women lost more teeth. Race, smoking, drug use, income, and education level did not influence the results for either group.

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