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Ann Med Res. 2011; 18(4): 232-235

Relationship Between Periodontal Findings and Chronic Urticaria


Hatice Gamze Demirdağ*, Yelda Karıncaoğlu*, Seden Çaylı**, Saim Yoloğlu***



Chronic urticaria (CU) is a common, vascular skin reaction that is characterized with erythema and edema in skin and mucosa. Etiology is exactly unknown. Various local infections such as sinusitis, Helicobacter pylori (HP) infections and dental infections may be responsible in etiology of CU. However, the relationship between the periodontal findings and urticaria was not investigated sufficiently until now.

In this study, we aimed to evaluate the frequency of periodontal findings in CU patients compared with healty controls and periodontal findings of CU patients with positive autologous serum skin test (ASST) and those with negative ASST.

Forty-eight CU patients and 58 healty subjects with similar age and gender were included in the study. The periodontal status of all subjects was evaluated according to the CPITN (Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs).

The mean CPITN values were 1.5±1.0 in patients with CU and 1.37±1.0 in healty controls. No statistically significant difference was observed among the groups (p>0.05). In addition, we found no statistically significant difference between the patients with positive ASST and those with negative ASST (p>0.05).

Result: Periodontal findings are not considered as a risk factor for CU however further studies with larger groups are needed to compare the periodontal status.

Key  Words: Chronic Urticaria; Periodontal Disease; Dental Infection.

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