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PENA SISTO, Maritza et al. Oral sepsis in patients with uveitis . MEDISAN [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.12, pp.1852-1860. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 26 patients with uveitis, treated at the Stomatology Department of "Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso" Teaching General Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from May to December 2011, in order to describe oral infections often associated with this condition and the importance of dental treatment in these patients. Data were obtained from interviews and medical records. Moreover, oral examination and radiographic study were performed to diagnose and treat dental caries, periapical and pulpal conditions and periodontal diseases. The software SPSS version 10.0 and rates and percentages as summary measure were used. All patients had some type of oral infection with increased frequency of periodontitis and periapical conditions in posterior maxillary teeth. Visual acuity greatly improved due to combined dental and ophthalmological treatment.

Keywords : periodontal disease; systemic disease; uveitis; focal infection; secondary health care.

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