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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-90
Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis: Biological links and the emergence of dual purpose therapies


1 Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Jammu 180 001, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Sarwal Hospital Jammu, J & K Health Services, Jammu 180 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Depinder Kaur Modi
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Jammu 180 001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.49070

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Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis are widely prevalent diseases and are characterized by tissue destruction due to chronic inflammation. Recently, there is growing evidence that the two diseases share many pathological features. This article reviews their clinical and biological links. However, there are only a limited number of studies in this area, which prevent us from offering clear evidence.


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