Investigating the enigmatic link between periodontal inflammation and retinal degeneration
from International & American Associations for Dental Research via ScienceDaily
Many clinical studies link chronic periodontitis to various systemic disorders and lately age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in elderly, is found to be associated with periodontal disease. The keystone oral-pathobiont and one of the major causative organism for CP, Porphyromonas gingivalis, has been identified with the ability to invade epithelial, fibroblasts and dendritic cells.
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