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Infectious Diseases of the Oral Cavity

  • Marlin E. GherJr
  • George Quintero
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Abstract

It has been recognized for years that the severity and rate of progression of periodontitis can be affected by systemic disease and other systemic factors. HIV-related periodontitis, for example, is a systemic infection contributing to a more acute expression of periodontitis. Other factors that have been shown to affect the progression of periodontitis are diabetes mellitus and smoking.

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  • George Quintero

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