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[Effect of periodontitis on circulating C-reactive protein in type 2 diabetes patients].

Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2006 Oct;24(5):435-7

Dept. of Stomatology, The First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050031, China.

Objective: To investigate the effect of periodontal infection on circulating C-reactive protein (CRP) in type 2 diabetes patients.

Methods: 32 diabetes patients with advanced periodontitis participated in this study. They were compared to a group of 32 diabetes patients without periodontal disease, who were mathed with regard to age (+/- 3 years), gender and body mass index (+/- 1 kg/m2). The concentration of CRP on circulation was measured by ELISA.

Results: Significant difference was found in the level of CRP and the percentage of subjects with elevated CRP levels > or = 3 mg/L on circulation between the two groups(P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Periodontal infection results in higher circulating CRP in type 2 diabetes patients. This elevated inflammatory factor may exacerbate insulin resistance and increase the risk for great vessels complications of diabetes mellitus.
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