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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66191

Elevated plasma homocysteine levels in chronic periodontitis

Dr.Vaishali Mashalkar, Dr. Chetan Sugandhi, Dr. Neha Sugandhi

Abstract

Background: To assess the levels of plasma homocysteine in chronic periodontitis. Materials & methods: A total of 80 subjects were enrolled. Out of which 40 were the case group and 40 were periodontally healthy individuals. In case group, 30 were female and 10 were male whereas in control group 28 were female and 12 were male. Subjects with moderate or severe chronic periodontitis were considered for inclusion into the study. Results: A total number of case group individuals 30 were female and 10 were male. Out of 40 cases, 11 had moderate periodontitis and 29 had severe periodontitis. The mean plasma Hcy was found to be 24.63 and 11.48 mmol/L, respectively, for cases and controls. The difference was statistically significant (P = 0.001). Conclusion: Elevated levels of plasma homocysteine were seen in subjects with chronic periodontitis.

Keywords

chronic periodontitis, homocysteine, cardiovascular disease

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