Periodontitis and Buergers Disease: Recent AdvancesVerica Pavlic, Vesna Vujic-Aleksic, Nina Zubovic, Mirjana Gojkov-Vukelic.
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Buergers disease (BD) is a relatively rare thrombotic, occlusive and non-atherosclerotic clinical syndrome of unknown etiology. In recent years, numerous epidemiological studies confirmed the strong association between chronic anaerobic periodontal infection and development of cardiovascular diseases, including BD. Therefore, the aim of this study is to clarify association between periodontal pathogens and Buergers disease. Confirmation of presence and identification of periopathogens in patients with BD can be considered crucial in developing novel therapies for BD. Further, periodontal therapy will lead to eventual improvement of BD patients condition.
Key words: Burgers disease; periodontal disease; thromboangiitis obliterans.