JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH, vol.44, no.3, pp.354-361, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF PERIODONTAL RESEARCH
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
familial Mediterranean fever, periodontal disease, acute-phase reactants, amyloidosis, PHENOTYPE-GENOTYPE CORRELATION, ACUTE-PHASE RESPONSE, PROTEIN, ASSOCIATION, INFECTION, MARKERS, INDEX, M694V, RISK
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
Familial Mediterranean fever stimulates a very intense acute-phase reactants response and if left untreated eventually leads to amyloidosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of periodontal disease among patients with familial Mediterranean fever in the Black Sea region in Turkey and to evaluate whether periodontitis is related to amyloidosis in patients with familial Mediterranean fever.