BIOCHEMICAL AND CLINICAL PERIODONTAL IMPLICATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Petra Șurlin, Cristian Arsenie, Dora Maria Popescu, Dorin Nicolae Gheorghe, Luminita Lazar, Maria Alexandra Martu, Nicolae Florescu, Ion Rogoveanu

Abstract:

Background and aims. Periodontal disease and NAFLD present similar risk factors, thus the possible influence of NAFLD on the clinical evolution of periodontal disease is being pursued. Material and Methods. For this study were selected 87 patients who presented themselves at the Clinic of Periodontology of the Faculty of Dental Medicine in Craiova and at the dental office S.C. MED-COM S.R.L, for periodontal reasons, and Gastroenterology Clinic within the County Clinical Emergency Hospital Craiova, between April 2018 and March 2019.The patients were diagnosed with periodontitis using periodontal measurements, having periodontal pocket depth (PD)≥ 4 mm, and with NAFLD using laboratory tests and abdominal ultrasound. Results. The participants with NAFLD had slightly more sites with PD≥ 4 mm than patients with only periodontitis, also in the cases where the laboratory test were inconclusive with normal levels of ASL, and mild elevated levels of ALT, GGT, total cholesterol and sugar levels.

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