Inflammation in PD? Look to the gums!

Researchers looked at gum disease in 68 people who were doing CAPD, and rated it as healthy, slight to moderate, and severe. Patients whose C-reactive protein levels (a marker of inflammation) were higher had worse gum disease and had been on PD longer. Those with heart disease and diabetes also had worse gum disease. The authors suggest that all people who use PD should have their gums checked.

Read the abstract » | (added 06-05-2014)