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Author Topic: In Those With Cirrhosis, Severe Gum Disease Is Tied With Raised Risk of Death  (Read 2535 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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People with cirrhosis have a higher risk of death if they have severe gum disease, or periodontitis, MedPage Today reports. This risk is particularly high for death from cirrhosis itself.

Researchers studied 184 people with cirrhosis and assessed their oral health. Forty-four percent had severe periodontitis.

Findings were presented at the 52nd International Liver Congress in Amsterdam.

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Offline CureSeeker

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Thank you for this article.  I have been procrastinating in getting to the Periodontist, as was suggested by my dentist after diagnosing me with gum disease.  It has also been suggested that the anemia from treatment with Ribavirin caused the gum disease that did not exist prior to treatment for Hep C.

I am thankfully not cirrhotic, but this article has now made it seem imperative, to more than just the condition of my teeth, to move forward expeditiously with scheduling a consultation.

Thanks again! :)

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

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Sovaldi & Ribavirin x 24 weeks

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