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ALEMAN MIRANDA, Otto. Influence of systemic erythematous lupus in the oral cavity. MEDISAN [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.8, pp.770-777. ISSN 1029-3019.


The systemic erythematous lupus is an autoinmune, inflammatory and systemic disease, of unknown cause which can affect the stomatognatic aparatus.


To describe the oral maxilofacial manifestations in patients with systemic erithematous lupus.


An observational, series of cases descriptive study of 25 patients with diagnosis of the disease, admitted in the Rheumatology Service of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Provincial Clinical-Surgical Hospital in Santiago de Cuba was carried out during 2017.


Among the intraoral lesions there were the periodontopathies as the most frequent, with 68.0 %, and of the extraoral lesions, the eritema, with 40.0 %. Likewise, 10 patients presented changes in the temporomandibular joint, what represented a 40.0 %.


A great damage could be identified in the oral complex because of the systemic erythematous lupus. In this respect, stomatologists plays an important role in the detection of its clinical manifestations.

Keywords : systemic erythematous lupus; oral maxilofacial manifestations; periodontopathies; temporomandibular joint dysfunctions.

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