Gastrointestinal diseases and their oro-dental manifestations. - Part 2: Ulcerative colitis

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Abstract

Ulcerative colitis is a rather common inflammatory bowel disease, especially in the industrialised world. A limited number of studies have reported the prevalence of oral signs and symptoms in these patients, and widely varying prevalence rates have been reported ranging from 2 to 34%. Pyostomatitis vegetans is the most pathognomonic oral sign but also other abnormalities as oral ulcerations, caries and periodontitis are more often seen in patients with ulcerative colitis. In this review we describe the oral manifestations of ulcerative colitis and their potential dental implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Volume222
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2017

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