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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2024, Vol. 10 Issue 2, Part A

Can vitiligo affect the periodontal status of a diabetic patient? A case report

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Damini Y Bisen, Dr. Jyoti Khade and Dr. Ajay Khade
ABSTRACT:
Periodontitis is a microorganism-driven and host-mediated disease that leads to loss of periodontal attachment and alveolar bone. It is a highly prevalent disease with multiple etiological and risk factors.
Vitiligo is a disorder which affects the production and function of melanocytes. Total absence or reduced number of melanocytes can be a risk factor for periodontitis. However, there is a lack of sufficient evidence about the relationship of vitiligo with periodontitis.
Similarly, Type 2 Diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic non-communicable disease with periodontitis as one of its complications.
Here, we are reporting a case of periodontitis in a known patient of diabetes and vitiligo. The aim of this report is to create awareness about the probable association between diabetes, vitiligo and periodontitis.
Pages: 31-33  |  238 Views  116 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Damini Y Bisen, Dr. Jyoti Khade, Dr. Ajay Khade. Can vitiligo affect the periodontal status of a diabetic patient? A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2024;10(2):31-33. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2024.v10.i2a.1922
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